by F. Schmutzer, 1921 (public domain)
The method of representation at the UN should be considerably modified. The present method of selection by government appointment ... cannot give the peoples of the world the feeling of being fairly and proportionately represented. The moral authority of the UN would be considerably enhanced if the delegates were elected directly by the people.
Albert Einstein, Physicist, Nobel laureate and peace activist, in an open letter to the UN General Assembly, 1947