Where is the main headquarters of the United Nations
In New York City; however, the land and buildings are international territory
what are the goals of the United Nations?
to preserve world peace by: a) removing causes of conflict b) encouraging economic, social, educational, and cultural progress throughout the world
The 1945 treaty that established the UN and outlined the principles of the organization and powers given to it.
When was the UN created?
a formal agreement under international law
a decision made by the United Nations
How many votes does each member of the UN General Assembly get?
every single member nation of the UN is part of this
main organ within the UN responsible for maintaining peace and security; composed of 5 permanent and 10 rotating members with two year terms elected by the General Assembly
How many Countries are currently members of the United Nations?
the chief executive officer of the UN
Who is the current Secretary General of the United Nations?
What is the governing body and the main decision making group of the United Nations
Role the United Nations Security Council
to discuss and vote on major security issues
Number of permanent members of the security council
Name the permanent members of the security Council
China, France, Russia, the U.K., and the U.S.
What are the UN Responsibilities?
peace making peace keeping peace building human rights equal rights assist development emergency assistance disarmament helping refugees
League of Nations
A world organization established in 1920 to promote international cooperation and peace. It was first proposed in 1918 by President Woodrow Wilson, although the United States never joined the League. Essentially powerless, it was officially dissolved in 1946.
what are the 6 organs of the United Nations
1. Security Council 2. General Assembly 3. International Court of Justice 4. Economic and Social Council 5. Trusteeship Council 6. Secretariat
International Court of Justice
Headquartered at the Hague, the Court started work in April of 1946. The Court usually hears only cases brought before it by any of the 193 U.N. Member States, but has made several concessions over the years.
responsibly for helping eleven territories that were not colonial possessions but also did not enjoy self government at the end of WWII
Economic and Social Council
agency of the UN whose duties are to study economic and social problems and to make recommendations to individual nations, the General Assembly, and other UN agencies