The United Nations

The United Nations - The United Nations History League -...

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The United Nations History League - Formed in 1919, after WWI, by the Treaty of Versailles. - Failed to prevent WWII, so it was dissolved The “Declaration of the United Nations” was adopted in 1942 by the 26 states who were still working against the axis powers of WWII In 1945 the United Nations Conference on International Organization was held in San Francisco 51 States were present at the time of the conference and today there are 192 members The UN Charter was ratified on October 24, 1945 Functions of the UN 1. Provides stability in security affairs 2. Symbolizes international order and global identity -`We the Peoples…’ 3. Forum where States can express their opinions and promote their views 4. Provides a means for States to settle their conflicts peacefully 5. Promotes and coordinates development assistance Main Organs of the UN 1. Security Council (SC) 2. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) 3. General Assembly (GA) 4. Secretariat 5. International Court of Justice (ICJ) 6. Trusteeship Council Trusteeship Council Members were China, France, United Kingdom and United States Oversaw non-independent areas Suspended in 1994 when the Palau became independent International Court of Justice Judicial body of the UN. Located in The Hague, The Netherlands
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