What is the United Nations?

Do you think that the the creating of the United Nations was a signficant event in World History?

Yes or No and please Explain... Thanks! ;)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The United Nations Organization (UNO) or simply United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and the achieving of world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.

    There are currently 192 member states, including nearly every sovereign state in the world. From its offices around the world, the UN and its specialized agencies decide on substantive and administrative issues in regular meetings held throughout the year. The organization is divided into administrative bodies, primarily: the General Assembly (the main deliberative assembly); the Security Council (for deciding certain resolutions for peace and security); the Economic and Social Council (for assisting in promoting international economic and social cooperation and development); the Secretariat (for providing studies, information, and facilities needed by the UN); the International Court of Justice (the primary judicial organ). Additional bodies deal with the governance of all other UN System agencies, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The UN's most visible public figure is the Secretary-General, currently Ban Ki-moon of South Korea, who attained the post in 2007. The organization is financed from assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states, and has six official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

  • Tamart
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The UN was created soon after WW2 to prevent another world war and so far has succeeded and for that reason it is indeed a significant event. It has also been useful in other fields like health, disasters, refugees, cultural cohesion and much more.

  • 1 decade ago

    DICTIONARY

    United Nations

    Definition

    U·nit·ed Na·tionsTo hear the pronunciation, Install Silverlight

    NOUN

    1.

    organization of nations: an organization of nations that was formed in 1945 to promote peace, security, and international cooperation

    2.

    alliance of nations: an alliance of nations that pledged in January 1942 to defeat the Axis powers in World War II

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    The United Nations is the greatest fraud in history. It's purpose is to destroy the United States." (John E. Rankin, a U.S. Congressman)

    "The age of nations must end. The governments of nations have decided to order their separate sovereignties into one government to which they will surrender their arms." (U.N. World Constitution)

    The first president of the United Nations General Assembly, Paul-Henri Spaak, who was also a prime minister of Belgium and one of the early planners of the European Common Market, as well as a secretary-general of NATO, affirmed, "We do not want another committee, we have too many already. What we want is a man of sufficient stature to hold the allegiance of all the people and to lift us up out of the economic morass into which we are sinking. Send us such a man, and whether he be God or devil, we will receive him."

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    This article is about the physical offices of the United Nations in New York. For the organization itself, see United Nations.

    Coordinates: 40°44′58″N 73°58′5″W / 40.74944°N 73.96806°W / 40.74944; -73.96806

    United Nations Headquarters

    United Nations Headquarters in New York City, viewed from the East River

    In other UN official languages:

    مقر الأمم المتحدة (Arabic)

    联合国总部大楼 (Chinese)

    Siège des Nations unies (French)

    Центральные Учреждения Организации Объединенных Наций (Russian)

    Sede de las Naciones Unidas (Spanish)

    Building

    Location New York, New York, United States

    Address Between 42nd and 48th streets, First Avenue and the East River

    Owner United Nations

    Coordinates 40°44′58″N 73°58′5″W / 40.74944°N 73.96806°W / 40.74944; -73.96806

    Construction

    Started 1947[1]

    Completed 1952[1]

    Height 154 metres (510 ft)[1]

    Floor count 39[1]

    Design team

    Architect Wallace Harrison

    The United Nations headquarters viewed from its main entrance

    The United Nations Headquarters is a distinctive complex in New York City that has served as the official headquarters of the United Nations since its completion in 1950. It is located in the Turtle Bay neighborhood, on the east side of Midtown Manhattan, on spacious grounds overlooking the East River.

    The United Nations has three additional, subsidiary, regional headquarters or headquarter districts. These are located in Geneva (Switzerland), Vienna (Austria), and Nairobi (Kenya).[2] These adjunct offices help represent UN interests, facilitate diplomatic activities, and enjoy certain extraterritorial privileges, but only the main headquarters in New York contains the seats of the principal organs of the UN, including the General Assembly and Security Council.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    An organization created by the Rockefellers for the purpose of bringing countries together in order to implement global government.

    "For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as "internationalists" and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure - one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it."

    ~David Rockefeller from his book Memoirs

    Yes, it was a significant event.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Its good for the economy of New York City. So, yes. Third world trolls live high on the hog in manhattan apartments, hookers, eat out at the finest restaurants, ride around in their diplomat cars having a good old time, trafficking heroin and coke under the noses of everyone.

    UN = Big Party in NYC for Third world pigs, non stop, 365 days a year and then they have to go back to their squalor and pretend they are doing something.

    Typical day for UN : go to meeting talk about nonsense, hang with hooker, go back to meeting complaining about America, do drugs, hang with hookers, eat out in fine restaurant, party and do more drugs.

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