This article from the Guardian is well worth a read. Check it out!
Personally, I struggle that the UK is expected to lead on this cause, rather than UNICEF.
In recent years, the effectiveness of the United Nations’ agencies’ in achieving their objectives has been increasingly open to question. Indeed, the UN seems to have lost it’s status and prestige. Part of the problem is that the UN has been hijacked by likes of political Islam. Meanwhile, UN budgets are not subjected to austerity measures, and there are probably too many bureaucrats.
Of course, there is an epidemic’ of violence against children. Yesterday, this blog cited the story of a teacher raping a four year old child in India. I fear that part of the problem is that UNICEF itself may well not have been sufficiently effective? Surely, it’s time to increase the front-line staff, in UN agencies, and reduce the bureaucracy?In times of austerity, surely the UN must deliver more for less?