The United Nations was formed in the aftermath of World War II. It was an assumption at that time the world needed some form of international armed force that could quickly come to the aid of people facing terrorism. UN soldiers have served in Africa for decades. Unfortunately, during their tenure, repeated stories emerge of UN troops raping, or robbing or failing to protect the innocent. I admit there is evidence of UN troops actually playing a role in fostering peace, but the African situation demonstrates the failure of UN forces.
A 10,000 man UN force is in the South Sudan to protect people caught in a violent civil war. These men stood by and did nothing to protect thousands of people from being attacked, and women raped. Actually, the UN force was within ear shot of the violence, and just minded their own business. There is need for a complete overhaul of the UN army. It must be a permanent body of professional soldiers who are committed to the concept of peace and protection of the innocent.