can anyone give a brief introduction to the UNITED Nations?

can anyone give a brief introduction to the UNITED Nations?

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  • KathyB
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    1 decade ago
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    Most of us have heard about United Nations peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance. But the many other ways the UN affects all our lives are not always so well known. This booklet takes a look at the United Nations — how it is set up and what it does — to illustrate how it works to make the world a better place for all people.

    The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its family of organizations work to promote respect for human rights, protect the environment, fight disease and reduce poverty. UN agencies define the standards for safe and efficient air travel and help improve telecommunications and enhance consumer protection. The United Nations leads the international campaigns against drug trafficking and terrorism. Throughout the world, the UN and its agencies assist refugees, set up programmes to clear landmines, help expand food production and lead the fight against AIDS.

    In September 2000, the members of the UN - including 147 Heads of State and government - met in New York to set the international agenda for the beginning of the new century. The resulting Millennium Declaration sets out measurable goals to be attained in seven key areas: peace, security and disarmament; development and poverty eradication; protecting our common environment; human rights, democracy and good governance; protecting the vulnerable; meeting the special needs of Africa; and strengthening the United Nations.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You mean talk about it, sure. I got this off Wikipedia:

    The United Nations (UN) is an international organization that describes itself as a "global association of governments facilitating co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity." It was founded in 1945 at the signing of the United Nations Charter by 51 countries, replacing The League of Nations which was founded in 1919.

    As of 2006 there exist 191 United Nations member states, including virtually all internationally recognised independent nations. From its headquarters in New York City, the UN's member countries and specialized agencies give guidance and decide on substantive and administrative issues in regular meetings held throughout each year. The organization is divided into administrative bodies, including the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, UN Economic and Social Council, UN Trusteeship Council, UN Secretariat, and the International Court of Justice, as well as counterpart bodies dealing with the governance of all other UN system agencies, such as the WHO and UNICEF. The UN's most visible public figure is the Secretary-General.

  • Ouros
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    The United Nations, or UN, is an international organization established in 1945 and now made up of 191 states. With the exception of the Holy See, the sole permanent observer state, all internationally recognized independent countries are members. ...

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UN

    United Nations

    www.wsahara.net/wsoglossary.html

    UN stands for United Nations. See also UN Number.

    ccinfoweb.ccohs.ca/help/msds/msdstermse.html

    United Nations. Global organization cultivating international cooperation and resolving conflicts among countries... Underclass: Class of individuals in mature industrial societies situated at the bottom of the class system who have been systematically excluded from participation in economic life. Universal Declaration of Human Rights: ... ...

    www.elissetche.org/dico/U.htm

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Woodrow Wilson drafted and congress denied the League of Nations. This was formed during his term in office. It later failed due to the fact that few nations joined and no treaties to keep it going. Later they stared the United Nations. This was almost exactly like the for-mentioned but more countries joined. The countries that join have to pay a certain amount of money. This organization is to keep piece. Sometimes it does not seem that way but that is the goal. Countries have to be voted on to join. Some countries have been trying for years but due to their rulers they can not join.

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