International Relation Notes

International Relation Notes - International Relations...

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International Relations Notes 5/3/2007 The core of the UN system consists of 6 organs 1. Security Council - Most powerful and important organ - Holds the primary responsibility for security matters - Able to issue binding orders to members - Consists of 5 permanent members and 10 non-permanent members a. non permanent members are elected by the general assembly for a 2 year term - 9 vote majority with permanent members’ veto power 2. General Assembly - consists of all member states a. somewhat similar to the national legislature, but much weaker - discuss and make recommendation about any relevant issue - lack authority to issue binding orders to member states - each member state has one vote in its decision making 3. Economic and Social Council - Consists of 54 members a. elected by the general assembly for three year terms - coordinate economic and social activities of the UN system 4. Trusteeship Council - established to help former colonies to prepare for independence - now, not working a. independence of Palau in 1994
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2008 for the course POSC 107 taught by Professor Mishima during the Fall '07 term at Towson.

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