<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d12455442\x26blogName\x3dDid+You+Know?\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLUE\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://universalfacts.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_US\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://universalfacts.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d127919626496714473', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>
An informative site with content that provides interesting facts to know, learn and/or ponder about, at a level of coverage that is extensive in all subject areas to reach a wide audience. This is your source for everything to do with factual Knowledge. New content is published once each week.

The Web This Site

The United Nations in summary - who are they ?

Published Friday, May 27, 2005

I decided not to get too detail since, you can find out more about this organization by visiting their website, given below . However, here is a synopsis that will give you a over view about the UN.
*************************
In time past (not too long ago), countries around the world considered war an inevitable way of life and peace was only a dream for those in “wonderland”. However, in World War I , 9 million people lives were taken, with France and Germany losing approximately 25% of their male population. Then in World War II, 55 million people died, including 6 million Jews in the Nazi concentration camps. The world now faced with the largest catastrophe in human history, saw that war was a threat to our very survival as a specie on this earth. The need for world peace was now stronger than ever and peace between nations were no longer seen as a “wonderland” dream.

After World War II, the international community recognized its responsibility to guarantee the civil liberties of the peoples of the world, and to work for peace, security and stability on a worldwide scale. The United Nations Charter was then drawn up by the Allied of 51(now 191) countries on the 24th of October 1945. The Charter* lays out the four purposes and seven principles of the UN:

Purposes

1. To preserve world peace and security.

2. To encourage and develop friendly relations among nations.

3. To help nations cooperate in solving their international problems.

4. To serve as an neutral center through which nations can work to attain these goals.

Principles

1. All members have equal rights.

2. All members must carry out their duties under the Charter, to ensure all the rights and benefits that comes with membership.

3. All members agree to the principle of settling their international disputes peacefully so that; peace, security and justice, are not endangered.

4. Members agree not to use force or the threat of force against other nations, except in self-defense.

5. All members must agree to help the UN in every action it takes seeking to fulfill the purposes of the Charter, and should refrain from giving assistance to any nation that the UN is taking preventive or enforcement action against.

6. The UN agrees to act on the principle that nonmember states have the same duties as member states to preserve world peace and security.

7. The UN accepts the principle of not interfering in the actions of a member nation within its own jurisdiction.


The United Nation has six main organs:

1.
General Assembly - UN parliament, all member represented and each having one vote.

2. Security Council - peace keeping organ. Has a membership of 15. Five (5 ) of which are permanent.

3. Economic and Social Council -monitors economic, social, cultural, educational,health matters and the guarantee of human rights.

4. Trusteeship Council - oversee the administration of UN Trust Territories.

5. Secretariat - manage the day-to-day operation of the various organs.

6. International Court of Justice - preside over cases of international law.

To learn more about the United Nation you can visit their website given below:

Click to visit: The United Nations

(Definition from UN website)
* The Charter is the constituting instrument of the United Nations, setting out the rights and obligations of Member States, and establishing the Organization's organs and procedures.

Related Articles:
The United States Government: Presidential Line of Succession
Presidents of the United State of America - from then to now
Political terms and their definitions
Interesting and shocking Facts - Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy

Add to your favorite at Teachnorati | Submit to Boing Boing | Subscribe to Feed

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

Headline | About Site | MyGame


Message Board
FeedBack Appreciated

Please spare some time to give your feedback about this site. Thanks in advance.


Message from the Author
R. Edmondson United States

Did You Know site is used as a learning tool to provide a stimulating learning environment for general knowledge development; to promote increased diversity on the online learning community and to incorporate the site’s informative quality content with the best of online communication platform (blog) in making knowledge accessible and free to all.



Thanks for the support.
Click The [+] Button To View [−]
Subscribe in Rojo Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online Subscribe with Pluck RSS reader Add 'Did You Know?' to Newsburst from CNET News.com Subscribe with SearchFox RSS Google Reader Add to My AOL del.icio.us Did You Know? Subscribe with myFeedster Furl Did You Know? Feed Your Feeds Kinja Digest Solosub MultiRSS Rmail Rss fwd Blogarithm MSN Alerts Eskobo gritwire BotABlog Subscribe in FeedLounge


Subscribe through FEEDBURNER.
Subscribe with Bloglines

Get hundreds of visitors to your blog!
Click The [+] Button To View [−]
Click The [+] Button To View
Reviews For This Site [−]

Did You Know Question [−]
For another question, click your browser Reload or Refresh button .

Site Recognition [−]



Cool Site of the Day
March, 2007
Canadian Web Award

This Site Is Approved By: [−]

Science News Of Interest [−]

Powered by Blogger Creative Commons License

BlogAdvance Top Blogs

 
Your Ad Here
© 2005 - 2009 by R. Edmondson - myuniversalfacts.com (Did You Know?). All rights reserved.
About Site | Copyright Info. | Disclaimer | FAQ | Link To Us | Privacy Policy | Make $$$$ | Free Stuff
Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape
~Your source for interesting facts across the world~