The UN staffers are burdened by working in the best place in the world trying to grasp the issues that affect the worst places in the world. This is too difficult. They need to be closer to the problems they are trying to solve. Otherwise, they see the
It attracts thousands of eager bureaucrats from the myriad Third World hell holes to work and live in
I think the people at the UN have lost their perspective and their sense of urgency.
I have a solution: Move them out of
Spend a few hundred million building the roads, power grid, and other infrastructure required to house the UN. Make the staffers live in the hellish conditions where there is no rule of law or basic sanitation. Let them live much closer to the real problems in the world.
Once you build the buildings, bars and restaurants, dry cleaners, taxis, and other services will quickly follow. It will create a pool of capitalism in a despotic swamp.
It should not take the UN staffers too long to grasp the fact that liberty, property rights, and the rule of law are the basic building blocks of prosperity.
It will be instructive to see how quickly things get cleaned up in the new host country. A new found appreciation for the rule of law might do the UN some good, and it will certainly do
Watch as bureaucrats suddenly decide that 20 years at the UN is enough, and that they should return home to help build their own countries. This is a win for the member countries, who now see their brightest students disappear into the maw of the UN, never to return.
The UN would remain headquartered in the new host country for 10 years. Then the General Assembly would move to the next country on the list.
Repeating this over the next 50 years will do more good for the world than the UN has done in the last 50 years.