Finding images of the United Nations was not difficult- a simple Google image search uncovered photos of the building itself, the international delegates, and various protesters. However, the real magic can be found in the political cartoons that take aim at the organization, my favorite of which is below. There are also three more behind the cut that I simply had to include.
I realize that my additional images don’t exactly follow the directions for this blog post, but each illustrates a different aspect of my white paper position- that the United Nations is a defunct organization, ineffective and uninfluential, especially in matters of human rights violations. The first image, depicting the casualties of the Sudan conflict, displays this quite effectively. The following images depict the relative helplessness, lack of resolve, and occasional corruption of the UN. Humor, when used effectively, can be just as biting as anger or sarcasm. If the goal was the get across the idea that the United Nations is next to useless in matters of human rights violations, then these artists succeeded.