-maintain international peace and security -achieve international cooperation -promote respect for human rights and freedoms -harmonize actions of nations to achieve common goals -millenium development goals
What are the principles of the UN?
-All member states have soverign equality -all member states obey the charter - countries must settle differences by peaceful means -countries must aviod using threats or force -UN may not interfere in the domestic affairs of a country -countries should try to assist UN
What are the 6 main bodies of the UN?
-General Assembly -Security Council -Economic and Social Council -Trustee Council (retired until needed) -International court of justice -Secretariat
Who are members of the General Assembly?
All 193 countries
Who are the members of the Security Council
USA, UK, France, China, Russia, and 10 others that rotate every two years
Which countries in the Security Council have the Veto power?
Who must approve of a declaration in order for it to pass?
All P-5 and 4 others
How many countries are a member of the Economic and Social Council?
How many countries originally sat on the Trusteeship Council?
What does the International Court of Justice do?
decides legal disputes between countries that accept its jurisdiction
What is the Secretariat?
international civil service that carries out decisions of other bodies
How long does the Secretary General serve?
How are member states represented?
by delegations of people who represent the country -led by an ambassador
How is the UN operated?
it runs based on the acceptance, funding and agreement by the members to carry out UN's actions
Where is the UN headquarters located?
New York City
What are the official languages of the UN?
Russian, English, French, Chinese, Spanish, and Arabic