5.3 UN

5.3 UN - Structure of United Nations: Main Bodies General...

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Structure of United Nations: Main Bodies General Assembly Security council Secretariat Intl court of justices General Assembly Voting system: one nation, one vote Resolutions are non-binding Controls finances of UN Coordinates various programs and autonomous agencies through Economic and Social Council Security Council 5 Great Powers (US, Britain, China, France, Russia), each with veto power, and 10 rotating members deals primarily with intl. security: defines threats and appropriate responses and enforces decisions its resolutions are binding issues exist re: possible expansion (Japan? Germany? Others?) Secretariat Secretary General is symbolic head of UN; position has never been held by someone from a Great Power) Viewed as having “world’s interests” in mind (not pawn of any individual state) Administers bureaucracy Engages in research Mediates conflicts
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course PSC 003 taught by Professor Quinn during the Spring '06 term at GWU.

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