Don't pin the apathy and inaction of the 5 permanent member states of the Security Council on the UN itself. Speaking from experience, the UN really is chock full of people acting in good faith and working diligently to resolve some of the most complicated challenges ever; it is a shame when the wealthiest and most powerful countries, including my own, veto resolutions that don't coincide with the latest political and economic interests of their military-industrial complexes. It is also a shame that the UN has no authority to discipline belligerent peacekeepers, an authority that resides with the member state that supplied them. If the wealthier and more powerful countries with better-trained, more-ethical military personnel, allocated more resources to peacekeeping, then peacekeeping wouldn't rely so heavily on low-quality troops from countries who themselves face the challenges of armed conflict. This photo is a great piece of artwork, but its message ignores the reality and complexity of international relations, which so often fall victim to our own domestic politics.
Interesting. I think we should pull all peacekeepers out of the land of the apes and let them kill one another. Then when they are all dead we can take their natural resources that they are to stupid to use anyway.