What are some of the most important achievements of the UN?
Since 1948, the United Nations has helped end conflict and promote reconciliation by conducting successful peacekeeping operations in dozens of countries, including Cambodia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mozambique, Namibia and Tajikistan.
Is the UN actually useful?
A 2005 study by the RAND Corporation found that the UN was successful in two out of three peacekeeping efforts. It compared the UN nation-building effort to that of the United States, finding that seven out of eight UN cases are at peace, as opposed to four out of eight US cases that are at peace.