All have specific things they focus on. - Major Division of the UN - General Assembly - every country has a single vote to decide to put forward resolutions. - Secretariat - overseers of the general assembly. (Head Ban Ki Moon) - Secretary general, doesn't have real power to start or stop anything. Just a general manager - Economic and Social Council - No real equivalent, but many committees and subcommittees fit under this - International Court of Justice - Similar to judicial branch (not much power) - Trusteeship Council - Considering to get rid of it. - Security Council - executive branch, but no president, but as a whole is a president and can stop/start/change anything. Leadership role of UN - Permanent members have the real power. - Aren't many state to state conflict since UN create and WW3 has not happened.
UN Security Council - Permanent Five Members = “president” - Have veto power (P5) - US, UK, China, Russia, France - Any ONE can reto UN resolution and 1 veto stops it in its track. - These 5 are all nuclear powers (first 5 to have and declare nukes) - These countries were the winners of WW2 - UN was formed right after WW2 (defeated Germans and Japan) - Comprised of 15 members. 10 members are rotating and 5 are permanent. - 10 rotating have 2 year terms - Vote in 5 states every years - UK is the lapdog for US - Russian and Chinese support each other - Team West vs. Team East
- Fall '08
- United Nations , Security Council, Team West