Today, every single country is suffering from one or the other type of threat from their surrounding countries. Whether it’s due to internal pressure on their leaders to prove them as superior or the compulsion to spend on weapons to save their territories from external threats, it leads to creating unnecessary conflicts between countries.
The world already has lots of concerns to tackle be it climate change and depletion of glaciers, reducing forest area, pollution of rivers or natural calamities. Yet, unfortunately, we are creating new problems day by day, which comes as threats to world peace and harmony.
Whether its increasing trends of religious radicalisation, terrorism as organised crime or blind race to become a military superpower. All these lead to every country towards development or procurement of mass distraction weapons, including nuclear and chemical.
It’s a significant point of concern that every developed, or even some developing countries are in the race to become a military superpower, either those are engaged in the development or procuring such weapons. Whether it is major traditional military powers like the USA, Russia, France, China or some new aspirational countries North Korea, Iran, Israel etc. everyone is equally responsible for fueling the problem.
In such circumstances, the whole world divides into two or three groups with their aspiration to grab the status of a military superpower, which is a massive threat to the peace of the entire world.
Another front of concern is increasing radicalisation, which results in the splitting of the entire world based on religious belief. Some religious fundamentalists believe that their religion is superior to others, and they are born to rule the world as a whole. Such type of thoughts looks minuscule but are more dangerous than it appears and a hidden threat to world peace and harmony.
Another concern is increasing footprints of terrorism in every corner of the globe. In earlier days, terrorism was in the form of regional groups who had a particular disagreement with their ruling agencies or victims of injustice with their race or religion, so they chose this path. But slowly it spread its footprints from small region to continents, and now almost the entire world is in its reach.
Now terrorism is a more organised form of crime which comes out with huge aspirations to rule the world as a whole based on muscle power. Recently we witnessed this brutal face of terrorism in the form of ISIS. Such types of organisations and their ideology are hazardous for peace and harmony of the entire world.
The points mentioned above are just a few amongst the raging increasing issues of concern for all of us who wants to live in peace and harmony irrespective of race, religion, and geographical regions.
In such circumstance, the role of the UN becomes more critical to work for spreading peace among their member countries. Also, it is the need of the hour that the UN be restructured considering the new challenges. As all UN permanent members are weapon producers, and they will never want to lose these lucrative markets. It’s in their interest that there must be a state of war between two countries in one or other part of the globe so that they get regular orders for their weapon industry.
It’s a clear case of conflict of interest, and we can not expect honest efforts from these countries. There are lots of other countries who neither produce weapons nor has aspirations to grab other’s territories but in a race to procure more and more weapons to save their environments from neighbouring countries. Such countries should be given more responsibilities as they are real ambassadors of world peace.
UN must encourage the philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam meaning the entire world is our home.