The United Nations declares that, although they are known for their peacekeeping, peace building, conflict prevention, and humanitarian assistance, there are many other ways the UN and its system affect our lives and make the world a better place. They claim to have four main purposes: To keep peace throughout the world. To develop friendly relations among nations. To help nations work together to improve the lives of poor people, conquer hunger, disease, illiteracy, and to encourage respect for other’s rights and freedoms. And lastly, to be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations to achieve these goals.


Particularly in the domain of peace, since the 1990s, many conflicts have been brought to an end either through UN mediation or the action of third parties acting with UN support. Recent examples include Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burundi, the north-south conflict in the Sudan and Nepal. Research credits UN peacemaking, peacekeeping and conflict prevention activities as a major factor behind a 40-per cent decline in conflict around the world since the 1990s. UN preventive diplomacy and other forms of preventive action have defused many potential conflicts. In addition, 11 UN peace missions in the field address post-conflict situations and carry out peace building measures.


But it is not only the UN that is working towards peace, friendly relations and harmony between the peoples of the world. Other institutions are and iMiMatch is one of them. So, on the one hand, there is the UN and on the other, there is iMiMatch. Which way to go? Let’s just say that both ways are right but for a helpless person or nation in need of urgent aid, let me be frank with you, the UN is not the path to follow. Simply because you might grow old just waiting for the protocol and the bureaucracy exercised during UN procedures to thrash through. Whereas on iMiMatch, there is no protocol, no hierarchy. Immediately you submit your problem to people on the platform, no time is wasted since you are in direct physical contact with those offering you help.