I’m curious if U.N. has rights to call an emergency meeting and vote to send everything necessary to help to fight natural disaster, given that causes of rainforest extinction might be felt globally ? This is considering situation when Brazil government doesn’t ask for international help ?

  • Does the UN have these type of resources?
    – user9790
    Aug 24 '19 at 15:54
  • So, this would be analogous to sending UN peacekeepers, except instead of sending soldiers, participating nations would send wildland firefighters?
    – divibisan
    Aug 24 '19 at 17:34
  • Yes, that was the idea - instead of peacekeepers sending personnel that is fit for the occasion.
    – Mike
    Aug 24 '19 at 21:25
  • As @KDog mentioned, question implicitly asks if U.N. has these types of resources or if doing so would’ve mean to organize gathering such resources (which I’m guessing is not an easy/fast thing to do).
    – Mike
    Aug 24 '19 at 21:27
  • It's probably not such a great idea anyway; the Amazon has been raped quite enough already.
    – Meir
    Aug 25 '19 at 15:16

The closest would probably be that the UN security council would make such a decision (=send help without being requested).

While I guess "technically" a security council meeting would be arranged by "UN", for a non-scheduled one to be called, it would require some country to bring up the urgent matter (fire) to the council. Also, I think that to consider the fire to be in their scope, would be stretching quite a bit their intended domain.

As far as I know, no other UN body could simply make a decision to send help "by force".

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