„The UN as an institution rarely considers the impact of its peacekeeping missions or „interventions“ on local economies. Nor does it measure the effects of its presence or work. Most of the money that goes into these missions is spent on foreign contractors, consultants and staff, with only a small portion trickling down on local businesses. In nations where structural inequality and the plundering of natural resources remain key causes of conflict, the UN does little to stimulate the economy or buy from local suppliers or traders.“

– Clair MacDougall: „What Trump got right about the UN“ in Bloomberg Businessweek (March 27, 2017), S.7.

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