WR notes 4 - 4.1.1 VIDEO NOTES UN MISSION and STRUCTURE Macdaddy of all organizations and the biggest UN(United Nations-boys in blue referred to as the

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4.1.1 VIDEO NOTES// UN: MISSION and STRUCTURE Macdaddy of all organizations and the biggest: UN (United Nations) -boys in blue- referred to as the smurfs because of light blue A lot of people in the world consider the UN as jokey smurf because they think it does nothing Other people think it’s good as a salvation for humanity What is the UN’s mission?? -1945 UN created -provide a forum for the states of the world to get together and resolve conflicts and disputes before they become active -largest organization in world—192 members -Vatican City is the only place not in it -not just a forum were they trying to creat—the creation was based on a puruit of human rights for the planet -because of atrocities and genocides during ww2, a consensus was formed on planet that this organization must work to prevent shit like this in the future— entire world agreed. -1948- universal declaration of human rights—adopted by entire UN -whats the point of stopping countries from fighting. If we protect individual human rights were taking care of all conflict -UN goals at this point: -facilititing cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights -if you want to stop all conflict in the world then you have to have justice for everyone. Human rights, no starving people. -most of the reason places start fighting each other to begin with is because of one of these reasons Summary of what UN is all about: -peace keeping and security -human rights and humanitarian assistance -social and economic development To do all of these things you have to have a ginormous bureaucracy- and they do Committees and subcommittees of UN -world bank, IMF (international monetary fund), UNICEF, WHO (world health org), UNESCO Major divisions of the UN: -General assembly -Secretariat -Economic and social council -International court of justice -trusteeship council -security council
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Parallels between UN gov and regular state gov -General assembly- very much like the legislative branches- pass laws and resolutions; every country has a seat and voice at the GA -Secretariat- overseers of all this- secretary general—Ban Ki-moon—not like the president- THE UN SECRETARY GENERAL HAS NO REAL POWER- more like a talk show host- has no power to start or stop anything -trusteeship council- about to get rid of
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  • Fall '08
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  • United Nations , United Nations Security Council, Security Council

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