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 United Nations General Assembly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Nations General Assembly (GA) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations.
At the first Special Session of the UN General Assembly held in 1947, Oswaldo Aranha, then head of the Brazilian delegation to the UN, began a tradition that has remained until today whereby the first speaker at this major international forum is always a Brazilian.
It is made up of all United Nations member states and meets in regular yearly sessions under a president elected from among the representatives.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/UN_General_Assembly   (803 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - United Nations General Assembly
United Nations General Assembly, one of the six principal organs of the United Nations (UN).
According to the UN Charter, the General Assembly may discuss any question or matter brought before it and may make recommendations to member nations and also to the UN Security Council; the Assembly may not, however, make recommendations on matters that the Council has under consideration, except at the request of the Council.
The assembly elects a president and 21 vice presidents for each session.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761562708/General_Assembly.html   (524 words)

  
 President Bush's Remarks at the United Nations General Assembly
The conduct of the Iraqi regime is a threat to the authority of the United Nations, and a threat to peace.
The United Nations was born in the hope that survived a world war -- the hope of a world moving toward justice, escaping old patterns of conflict and fear.
United Nations' inspections also revealed that Iraq likely maintains stockpiles of VX, mustard and other chemical agents, and that the regime is rebuilding and expanding facilities capable of producing chemical weapons.
www.state.gov /p/nea/rls/rm/13434.htm   (2812 words)

  
 United Nations General Assembly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations.
At the first Special Session of the UN General Assembly held in 1947, Oswaldo Aranha, then head of the Brazilian delegation to the UN, began a tradition that has remained until today whereby the first speaker at this major international forum is always a Brazilian.
The "Uniting for Peace" resolutions, adopted in 1950, empower the Assembly to convene in emergency special session to recommend collective measures – including the use of armed force – in the case of a breach of the peace or act of aggression.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/UN_General_Assembly   (2812 words)

  
 Assembly of First Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is a body of Aboriginal leaders in Canada.
See also: Assembly of First Nations leadership conventions.
The aims of the organization are to protect the rights, treaty obligations, and claims of citizens of the First Nations in Canada.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Assembly_of_First_Nations   (146 words)

  
 Assembly of First Nations
Assembly of First Nations (AFN), primary lobbying organization for all Status Indians (aboriginal people in Canada designated by the Indian Act as Indians).
In 1982, at the NIB general assembly in Penticton, British Columbia, the NIB became the AFN, with membership open to the chiefs of all of the Status Indian bands in Canada.
The First Nations intended to achieve self-government through negotiation with the federal government.
angelfire.com /realm/shades/nativeamericans/assemblyfirstnations.htm   (1223 words)

  
 Assembly of First Nations AFN election leadership
First Nations, including Mi'kmaq, Algonquin, the British Columbia First Nations Summit, the Interior Alliance of First Nations in BC, and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs all believe the Government of Canada is not heeding the Supreme Court's direction.
Buffalo was responding to Robert Nault's flat rejection of any change to Canada's comprehensive claims policy which First Nations say is disrespectful of the wishes of the Supreme Court of Canada's Delgamuukw decision that affirmed Aboriginal Title.
On the eve of the Annual General Assembly in Ottawa, Marilyn Buffalo, a member of the Samson Cree Nation said one of the key challenges facing Native leaders is the fight to stop the Minister of Indian Affairs from using bullying tactics in his efforts to push them around.
www.turtleisland.org /news/news-marilyn.htm   (1280 words)

  
 Green Ontario
Assembly of First Nations (AFN): The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is the national representative/lobby organization of the First Nations in Canada.
The Anishinabek Nation territory encompasses First Nations along the north shore of Lake Superior and surrounding Lake Nipigon, the north shore of Lake Huron, Manitoulin Island, east to the Algonquins of Golden Lake (150 km east of Ottawa), and through the south central part of Ontario to the Chippewas of Sarnia First Nation.
Anishinabek Nation: The Anishinabek Nation, founded in 1949 as the Union of Ontario Indians, is a political advocate and secretariat to 43 member First Nations across Ontario.
www.greenontario.org /strategy/firstnations.html   (1309 words)

  
 Background Briefing: United Nations General Assembly Scenesetter
In our view, the ideals of the United Nations and those of terrorism are exactly contrary, and this is something that will be covered when the president speaks to the General Assembly.
He will be meeting with Secretary General Annan and the president of the-- separately with the president of the General Assembly, who is the Korean foreign minister, Mr.
The president will speak to the General Assembly on Saturday morning.
fpc.state.gov /fpc/7529.htm   (4309 words)

  
 United Nations Youth Association of Australia (UNYA)
The United Nations Youth Association of Australia, UNYA, is a youth organisation concerned with educating and involving youth in decision-making, current and international affairs and the United Nations.
www.unya.asn.au   (28 words)

  
 The Avalon Project : UN General Assembly Resolution 181
The period between the adoption by the General Assembly of its recommendation on the question of Palestine and the establishment of the independence of the Arab and Jewish States shall be a transitional period.
Commercial concessions granted in respect of any part of Palestine prior to the adoption of the resolution by the General Assembly shall continue to be valid according to their terms, unless modified by agreement between the concession-holders and the State.
During the period between the adoption of the recommendations on the question of Palestine by the General Assembly and the termination of the Mandate, the mandatory Power in Palestine shall maintain full responsibility for administration in areas from which it has not withdrawn its armed forces.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/un/res181.htm   (7287 words)

  
 Remarks at the 60th United Nations General Assembly
As President Bush said on Wednesday, "The United Nations must stand for integrity, and live by the high standards it sets for others." For the United Nations to champion democracy more legitimately, we must increase the transparency and accountability of this institution.
The final purpose of the United Nations -- as the Charter states -- is "to be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of … common ends." In 1945, the world's leaders joined together to build an institutional partnership that could address the shared challenges of their time.
The third purpose of the United Nations is "to achieve international cooperation in solving international problems." In 1945, the fear was that strong, aggressive states -- eager and able to expand their frontiers with force -- would be the primary cause of international problems.
www.state.gov /secretary/rm/2005/53374.htm   (1855 words)

  
 Address by President Bush to the United Nations General Assembly, September 23, 2003
And because there were consequences, because a coalition of nations acted to defend the peace, and the credibility of the United Nations, Iraq is free, and today we are joined by representatives of a liberated country.
Helping Afghanistan and Iraq to succeed as free nations in a transformed region, cutting off the avenues of proliferation, abolishing modern forms of slavery -- these are the kinds of great tasks for which the United Nations was founded.
And all nations that fight terror, as if the lives of their own people depend on it, will earn the favorable judgment of history.
www.un.int /usa/03_146.htm   (2780 words)

  
 United Nations General Assembly observers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These intergovernmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations are invited to observe the proceedings of the General Assembly.
In addition to the current 191 member states, the United Nations welcomes several other international agencies, entities, and one non-member state (for several years prior to their admission after a referendum in 2002, Switzerland was also an observer state).
They have an assured presence at General Assembly meetings, unless they are expelled.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Nations_General_Assembly_observers   (2780 words)

  
 United Nations General Assembly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations.
At the first Special Session of the UN General Assembly held in 1947, Oswaldo Aranha, then head of the Brazilian delegation to the UN, began a tradition that has remained until today whereby the first speaker at this major international forum is always a Brazilian.
The "Uniting for Peace" resolutions, adopted in 1950, empower the Assembly to convene in emergency special session to recommend collective measures – including the use of armed force – in the case of a breach of the peace or act of aggression.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Nations_General_Assembly   (2780 words)

  
 United Nations
United States president Franklin Delano Roosevelt suggested the name "United Nations" and the first official use of the term occurred on January 1, 1942 with the Declaration by the United Nations.
United Nations Environment Programme - Regional Office for Africa - Acts as the link between the various units and centres of UNEP and the countries in the region, and promotes collaboration and partnerships with organizations active in sustainable development in Africa.
In recent years, however, the rise of the United States to a position of global dominance has created renewed doubts about the role and effectiveness of the UN (See the United States and the United Nations).
www.nebulasearch.com /encyclopedia/article/United_Nations.html   (2780 words)

  
 H-AMINDIAN: Discussion, News, and Resources for Students of North America's First Nations: Index
First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres -- The FNCCEC advocates the recovery, maintence, and strengthening of First Nations' culture; provides funding for First Nations cultural centres; assists in the establishment of cultural centres; and provides training and technical assistance to cultural centres.
First Nations Education Centre -- Serves the First Nations children of the Terrace/Thornhill schools in British Columbia and offers programs on language and culture while working with the school district to integrate First Nations content into the curriculum.
Alderville First Nation Learning Centre -- A learning center that works in compliance with the Ministry of Education to provide on-site or correspondence courses for Alderville First Nation and other Aboriginal students wanting to receive their Grade 12 or OAC diploma.
www.asu.edu /clas/history/h-amindian/canlinks.htm   (3615 words)

  
 A.F.N., Assembly of First Nations
Ovide Mercredi, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations
Interviewed at the 12th Assembly in Winnipeg, where Mercredi was elected over five other candidates on June 11, Saskatchewan Indian leaders expressed the belief that past divisions which kept them out of the A.F.N. for six years, are now behind them.
Ahenakew was Chief of the F.S.I.N. from 1969 to 1979 and head of the A.F.N. for one term, from 1982 to 1985.
collections.ic.gc.ca /Indian/a91sum08.htm   (826 words)

  
 Assembly of First Nations National Chief going to Grassy Narrows : Thunderbay IMC
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Matthew Coon Come will be in Grassy Narrows First Nation (Ontario) on Thursday, February 27 to show support for the road blockade and political action being taken by the community to protect their rights.
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Traveling to Blockade at Grassy Narrows First Nation on.
Supreme Court of Canada decisions direct the federal government to fully consult with First Nations where there is a possibility that their rights may be infringed.
thunderbay.indymedia.org /mail.php?id=4107   (372 words)

  
 Canada Revenue Agency, Assembly of First Nations announce creation of First Nations Advisory Committee
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine and Minister of National Revenue John McCallum announce the creation of a First Nations Advisory Committee.
The Committee will be co-chaired by a representative of the CRA and a First Nations representative who will be selected by and from the First Nations representatives on the Committee.
A majority of the Committee will be First Nations peoples selected from all regions of the country.
www.cra-arc.gc.ca /newsroom/releases/2005/feb/0201committee-e.html   (315 words)

  
 CBC News:Fontaine leads Assembly of First Nations
1997: Became national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, succeeding Ovide Mercredi.
"You can count on me to continue to be on Parliament Hill, opposing (the First Nations' Governance Act)."
1973: At the age of 27, became chief of his own Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2003/07/16/afn_vote030716   (539 words)

  
 Ontario First Nations
The languages of the Ojibway, Cree, Delware, Potawatomi, First Nations of Ontario are derived from the Algonquian linguistic family, while the languages of the Oneida, Mohawk, Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga and Tuscarora First Nations are derived from the Iroquian linguistic family.
Shoal Lake, ON Kasabonika Lake First Nation (Cree)
Sioux Narrows, ON Ochiichagwe'babigo'ining First Nation (Dalles) (Ojibwe)
www.500nations.com /Ontario_Tribes.asp   (227 words)

  
 UPDATE OF NATIONAL HEALTH ISSUES FROM THE ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS
First Nations Health Technicians is a cross-country body that meets four to five times a year to discuss health issues and make recommendations to the Chiefs Committee for action.
The Chiefs Committee on Heath is a national body that is mandated by Chiefs and Assembly to look at a whole range of issues, such as health policy, transfer, residential schools, diabetes and AIDS/HIV.
The AFN is in the early stages of developing a checklist to remind communities of key issues as they discuss transfer and federal legislation to ensure the continuity of resources over the long term.
www.niichro.com /Elders/Elders3.html   (583 words)

  
 Canada, First Nations' leaders hold summit - Boston.com
During much of the last century, about 100,000 First Nations children, aged 4 to 18, were sent to Christian residential schools in nearly every province.
Prime Minister Paul Martin and the premiers of Canada's 13 provinces and territories have chosen this western city for the two-day summit with leaders of five national First Nations and Aboriginal organizations.
First Nations is the term used by Canadian aboriginals whose ethnic groups, similar to American Indians, were among the first continental settlers.
www.boston.com /news/world/canada/articles/2005/11/24/canada_first_nations_leaders_hold_summit?rss_id=Boston.com+%2F+News   (635 words)

  
 Assembly of First Nations - Agreements Database Organisation
The structure of the AFN is determined by the Charter of the Assembly of First Nations, originally adopted in 1985.
The Executive Committee is composed of the National Chief, the Regional Vice-Chiefs and the Chairperson of the Council of Elders.
AFN Chiefs meet a on an annual basis for the purpose of establishing national policy and direction.
www.atns.net.au /biogs/A001803b.htm   (240 words)

  
 OHCHR: English (English) - Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,
Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.
Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
www.unhchr.ch /udhr/lang/eng.htm   (1931 words)

  
 United Nations Treaty Collection - Conventions on Terrorism
International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 15 December 1997.
International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 9 December 1999.
International Convention against the Taking of Hostages, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 17 December 1979
untreaty.un.org /English/Terrorism.asp   (835 words)

  
 ASIL Electronic Resource Guide
The predecessor organization to the UN is The League of Nations established in 1919 by the Covenant of the League of Nations (http://fletcher.tufts.edu/multi/www/league-covenant.html).
The United Nations is an international organization formed after World War II in 1945 to promote international peace, security, and cooperation under the terms of the Charter of the United Nations (http:www.uncharter/about).
United Nations Watch is a Geneva-based organization "whose mandate is to monitor the performance of the United Nations by the yardstick of its Charter."
www.asil.org /resource/un1.htm   (7036 words)

  
 NYU Law, Library - United Nations Research
The U.N. document symbol at the end of the citation (A/52/49 in the example above) is the symbol for the GAOR pamphlet/supplement Resolutions and Decisions Adopted by the General Assembly during its [ ] session that collects all the resolutions and decisions for the session, not the symbol for the individual resolution.
The law library also has a more extensive collection of UN documents in microfiche, United Nations Documents and Publications, covering 1946 to current (with limited documents for the 1980s).
Compact Shelves JX1977 A41 (part of the GAOR General Assembly Official Records) Also available in microfiche by UN document symbol.
www.law.nyu.edu /library/unguide.html   (3595 words)

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