Originally Posted by Pladio
Just these are worth a lot. They're not the only ones though.
These don't include the peacekeeping missions in various countries.
Yes, they have many problems, but so do most international resolutions to problems.
Just like spending 700B dollars on military a year isn't without both advantages and disadvantages, it's the same with the UN.
Also, I abhor your view of coffee shops I think they're a great place to socialize. They have helped me befriend many people and are a great time to spend with friends and acquaintances. I spend money there to talk and enjoy part of my free time.