UN: Biggest international nation of them all(smurfs)Mission: Created in 1945 after WW2Resolve international conflicts before they become active conflicts192 membersPursuit of human rightsAll countries agreed that human rights need to be protected1948: Universal declaration of human rightsUN goals, facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights to achieve world peace1) peace keeping and security2) human rights and humanitarian assistance3) social and economic developmentNeed a huge bureocracyCommittees and subcomitties:World BankIMFUNICEFWHOUNESCOMajor divisions of UNGeneral assembly: legislative branch, past laws/resolutions. Every country has a seat and single vote. Secretariet: overseer of GA, Aban key moon, has no power. More like a general manager/talk show host.Economic and social council: no real equivalent to this. Focuses on economic and social issues. IMF, WHO, World bank, etc.
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