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Basic Facts about the United Nations by United Nations


The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.

Due to its unique international character, and the powers vested in its founding Charter, the Organization can take action on a wide range of issues, and provide a forum for its 193 Member States to express their views, through the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and other bodies and committees.

The work of the United Nations reaches every corner of the globe. Although best known for peacekeeping, peacebuilding, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance, there are many other ways the United Nations and its System (specialized agencies, funds and programmes) affect our lives and make the world a better place. The Organization works on a broad range of fundamental issues, from sustainable development, environment and refugees protection, disaster relief, counter terrorism, disarmament and non-proliferation, to promoting democracy, human rights, gender equality and the advancement of women, governance, economic and social development and international health, clearing landmines, expanding food production, and more, in order to achieve its goals and coordinate efforts for a safer world for this and future generations.

The UN has 4 main purposes:

* To keep peace throughout the world;
* To develop friendly relations among nations;
* To help nations work together to improve the lives of poor people, to conquer hunger, disease and illiteracy, and to encourage respect for each otherís rights and freedoms;
* To be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations to achieve these goals.
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Basic Facts about the United Nations, 42nd Edition

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This essential resource for students, researchers and casual readers alike presents a comprehensive overview of United Nations work in support of international peace and security, economic and social development, human rights, humanitarian action and international law. Basic Facts also provides concise information on UN membership and structure, and places current peacekeeping operations in their historical context. This new edition introduces readers to the structure and history of the entire United Nations system, and provides essential details about its latest efforts to address the challenges of our times. The United Nations, since its inception, has challenged nations to resolve disputes peacefully and avoid the destruction unleashed by armed conflict. That same imperativeóto build a landscape of peaceódrives our efforts to conquer poverty and hunger and our pursuit of human rights, justice and environmental protection.

United Nations UN , international organization established on October 24, The United Nations UN was the second multipurpose international organization established in the 20th century that was worldwide in scope and membership. Its predecessor, the League of Nations , was created by the Treaty of Versailles in and disbanded in For a list of UN member countries and secretaries-general, see below. According to its Charter , the UN aims:. In addition to maintaining peace and security, other important objectives include developing friendly relations among countries based on respect for the principles of equal rights and self-determination of peoples; achieving worldwide cooperation to solve international economic, social, cultural, and humanitarian problems; respecting and promoting human rights ; and serving as a centre where countries can coordinate their actions and activities toward these various ends.

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Add to GoodReads. Basic Facts about the United Nations. Official handbook for the use by the general public provides comprehensive information on the structure of the United Nations, how the Organization works, the main issues it addresses and its importance for people worldwide. The volume specifies various roles played by principle UN organs and related organizations, and documents the Organization's core missions of international peace and security, economic and social development, including the sustainable development goals, human rights, humanitarian action, international law and decolonization. Appendices contain current data on UN membership and peacekeeping operations, as well as contact information for UN information centres, services and offices.

Examine the work of the UN and its specialized agencies in the areas of international peace and security, economic and social development, human rights, humanitarian and refugee assistance, decolonization and international law. Very good condition just a very small number of points underlined in pen. Cover in excellent condition. United Nations Publications is the official publisher for the UN and it produces over titles each year. The range of subjects covered are as varied as the issues being tackled by the UN as it works for a better world for all. Since the first printing of the UN Charter, this publishing unit has been providing valued information to those in government, academia and business.

The United Nations UN is an intergovernmental organization tasked with maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international co-operation, and being a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, delivering humanitarian aid , promoting sustainable development , and upholding international law. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states ; there are now This charter took effect on 24 October , when the UN began operations. The organisation's mission to preserve world peace was complicated in its early decades during the Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union and their respective allies. Its missions have consisted primarily of unarmed military observers and lightly armed troops with primarily monitoring, reporting and confidence-building roles.

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