It has been the United Nation’s position that democratic states rarely fight each other. They have taken on the role of election facilitators for Member States who request help as a peace strategy (Boutros-Ghali, 329). Boutros-Ghali stresses that it takes time for an entire society to willingly accept democratic values. He illustrated this point by recalling that the electorial choice was not respected in Angola (Ibid, 329).
Right of Revolution Against Tyranny
Thomas Jefferson claimed that “it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it [a tyrannical government]” (Woito, 64). This sentiment has played an important part in the decolonization process since the inception of the United Nations. The U.N. General Assembly’s immediate concern is to facilitate a peaceful resolution of the conflict. The United Nations has been the eyes and ears as well as the mouthpiece of human rights as people have struggled to rise up against tyranny.
The Security Council has evolved into a continuing security committee and on-going task force to meet the rapid transition within the world to meet the various challenges to peace outlined above (Boutros-Ghali, 331). It has proven itself to be flexible in order to be effective.