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COVID, Russia, & UN Statehood

Jun 20, 2022 | Reports

Over the past 2 years, 2 important historical events took place, both of which necessitated an international response. These events are the COVID19 pandemic and the tragedy of President Putin’s “special military operation”, in Ukraine. The threat of global issues is more dangerous and complex than ever before. The United Nations, despite its best efforts, has understandably failed to impose the necessary measures which would be expected of any state entity.

Key Takeaways:

  • If a national-level issue were to affect a state entity, it would be irresponsible of such a state to relegate the management of such an issue to provincial governments.
  • If the UN was a state entity, its current modus operandi of non-binding resolutions would be seen as the same irresponsible behavior described above.
  • Just as national issues require a hegemonic top-down national response, global issues require a hegemonic top-down international response.
  • If the UN were a state entity, the World Health Organizations’ recommendations could have been legally enforced.
  • If the UN were a state entity, violations of international law in Ukraine could have been prosecuted, and perhaps, the war could have been avoided by enforcing a judgement on the Crimean annexation, as well as Ukraine’s failure to abide by the Minsk Agreements.


  • The world continues to suffer as a result of the UN’s non-state status.
  • The Nobility International remains committed to the vision of UN statehood.
  • Nobility International Subcommittee of International Relations, in compliance with the Aachen Doctrine, has issued official communiqués to its colleagues within the European Union outlining, among many things, the need for an independent European army and the cementing of the EU as the region’s guarantor of peace and security, and the world’s enforcer of international law.