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 United Nations - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The UN describes itself as a "global association of governments facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity." It was founded by 51 states and as of 2005 it consists of 191 member states, including virtually all internationally-recognized independent nations.
UN membership is open to all peace-loving states that accept the obligations of the UN Charter and, in the judgement of the organization, are able and willing to fulfil these obligations.
UN peacekeepers are sent to various regions where armed conflict has recently ceased, in order to enforce the terms of peace agreements and to discourage the combatants from resuming hostilities, for example in East Timor until its independence in 2001.
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 Why War? Keywords: U.N. Security Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Security Council held its first session on January 17, 1946 and the decisions of the Council are known as UN Security Council Resolutions.
UN peacekeeping forces, comprised of troops and equipment supplied by member nations, have usually been able to limit or prevent conflict.
Key to the success of UN peacekeeping efforts is the willingness of the parties to a conflict to come to terms peacefully through a viable political process.
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 UN Security Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Security Council held its first on January 17 1946 at Church House London and the decisions of the Council known as UN Security Council Resolutions.
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan asked a team of advisors to come with recommendations for revamping the United Nations the end of this year.
UN peacekeeping forces comprised of troops and equipment by member nations have usually been able limit or prevent conflict.
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 United Nations Trusteeship Council - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Trusteeship Council was formed in 1945 to oversee the decolonization of those dependent territories that were to be placed under the international trusteeship system created by the United Nations Charter as a successor to the League of Nations mandate system.
Thus, the Council was to consist of (1) all U.N. members administering trust territories, (2) the five permanent members of the Security Council, and (3) as many other non-administering members as needed to equalize the number of administering and non-administering members, elected by the United Nations General Assembly for renewable three-year terms.
The Trusteeship Council was not assigned responsibility for colonial territories outside the trusteeship system, although the Charter did establish the principle that member states were to administer such territories in conformity with the best interests of their inhabitants.
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 trusteeship, territorial - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Other dependent territories (colonies) remained outside the trusteeship system but came under the jurisdiction of chapter 11 of the Charter of the United Nations, obligating members responsible for dependencies to promote the welfare of their inhabitants.
The trusteeship system was supervised by the UN Trusteeship Council, members of the United Nations administering trust territories and an equal number of other member nations, including all permanent members of the Security Council not administering such territories.
Each year the Trusteeship Council submitted to the responsible state a detailed questionnaire concerning each territory, with special emphasis on measures taken to increase self-government and educational opportunities.
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 The Trusteeship Council
The Trusteeship Council Chamber was a gift from Denmark to the United Nations.
The large wooden statue in the Trusteeship Council Chamber was a gift from Denmark, presented to the United Nations in June 1953 and made by a Danish artist by the name of Henrik Starcke.
The Trusteeship Council is the main organ that was given the task of supervising the administration of 11 trust territories until they achieved self-determination.
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 WU Libraries Government, Etc.: United Nations Research Guide
The UN describes itself as a "global association of governments facilitating cooperation in international law, security, economic development, and social equity." As of 2005 it consists of 191 member states, including virtually all internationally-recognized independent nations.
UN Chronicle: this publication has covered United Nations activities and events since the inception of the organization.
Index to Proceedings: each major organ of the UN has its own index, which is produced annually/sessionally and is comprehensive, including citations to every document relating to that organ's consideration of the topic.
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 United Nations Trusteeship Council - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Virtue Foundation and United Nations NGO Section/DESA Present Third Annual Symposium Commemorating Anniversary of September 11 entitled 'Healing the World: The Ethical Dimension of Globalization and Interdependence in the Age of Terror' at the United Nations Trusteeship Council Chamber on Friday, September 10th, 2004.
Attention sought for problem of effects on `third countries' of sanctions imposed by United Nations; Legal Committee says General Assembly should invite Security Council to consider measures to mitigate unintended consequences.
Trusteeship Council elects President, Vice-President; Adopts agenda for 64^th session.
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 United Nations - Gurupedia
On October 25, 1971, UN General Assembly Resolution 2758 was passed by the General Assembly, replacing the government of the
In the United States, and particularly in the United States Congress, this is linked to demands that the UN adopt policies which encourage the development of free market economies and cease what are seen as socialist and anti-American policies and actions.
A failure to intervene during in Srebrenica, despite the fact that the UN designated it a "Safe Haven" for refugees, and protected by 600 Dutch peacekeepers.
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The UN describes itself as a "global association of governments facilitating cooperation in international law, security, economic development, and social equity." It was founded by 51 states and as of 2005 it consists of 191 member states, including virtually all internationally-recognized independent nations.
Ostensibly, UN membership is open to all "peace-loving states" that accept the obligations of the UN Charter and, in the judgment of the organization, are able and willing to fulfill these obligations.
Some voices have called presidentialism for the UN Secretary General election (this is, direct election of the Secretary General by all the people in the world, instead of by the Governments).
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 Somalia - Trusteeship and Protectorate: The Road to Independence
However, the effectiveness of the rural councils was undermined by the wanderings of the nomads as they searched for water wells and pastures, a circumstance that made stable political organizations difficult to sustain.
Thus, the UN Advisory Council's plans to use the rural councils as bridges to development turned out to be untenable, a situation that enabled AFIS-appointed district commissioners to become the focus of power and political action.
Accordingly, in 1957 a Legislative Council was established, composed of six members appointed by the governor to represent the principal clan-families.
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 UN Foundation: Media Center
United Nations, New York – The United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) and the UN welcomed nearly 1000 Republicans to the United Nations headquarters today and yesterday for events hosted during the Republican National Convention including free tours, a reception for dignitaries, and a youth event.
These programs are part of the UN Foundation’s ongoing mission to encourage a greater understanding of and appreciation for the critical role of the United Nations in addressing many of the world’s most pressing problems.
At the completion of their tours they attended an hour long program held in the UN’s Trusteeship Council Chamber where they heard from UN officials on a host of issues and participated in a question and answer session.
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 Trusteeship Council — Infoplease.com
The UN charter originally established the Trusteeship Council as a main organ of the UN and entrusted it with the administration of territories placed under the trusteeship system.
The Trusteeship Council suspended operations on Nov. 1, 1994, after the October independence of Palau, the last UN territory.
In a May 1994 resolution, the Trusteeship Council amended its rules of procedure, agreeing to meet only as occasion required (by its decision or by request of a majority of its own General Assembly/Security Council members) rather than annually.
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 UN Millennium Declaration
This, in fact, does give the UN all the authority it needs to move ahead and implement all of the changes that are included in the Declaration that do not require a change in the UN Charter.
While the UN seeks to protect women and children with various treaties and agreements, the protection is only as good as the UN makes it.
A recent UN document called the Restructuring the Global Financial System, calls for the IMF to become the global Central Bank (see the December, 1999 issue of Discerning the Times Digest) that controls all the money of the world and the division of the world into regions that would administer regional economic issues.
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 JSPL - Article - International Dispute Resolution, Nauru v Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Trusteeship Council was set up by and functioned under the authority of the UN General Assembly whereby all the members could participate in the supervision of trust territories.
The Trusteeship Council acted in conformity with the objectives both of Article 76(b) of the Charter and with the terms of the Trusteeship Agreement itself.
The Trusteeship Council altered the power balance in favour of the Nauruans so that their claims acquired enhanced legitimacy in the eyes of the Australian Administrator though this cannot be overstated in view of its limited powers and the tyranny of distance which pertained in those decades.
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 Trusteeship Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Trusteeship Council suspended operation on 1 November 1994, with the independence of Palau, the last remaining United Nations trust territory, on 1 October 1994.
In setting up an International Trusteeship System, the Charter established the Trusteeship Council as one of the main organs of the United Nations and assigned to it the task of supervising the administration of Trust Territories placed under the Trusteeship System.
Under the Charter, the Trusteeship Council is authorized to examine and discuss reports from the Administering Authority on the political, economic, social and educational advancement of the peoples of Trust Territories and, in consultation with the Administering Authority, to examine petitions from and undertake periodic and other special missions to Trust Territories.
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 UN Reform   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The UN reform package represents the final step in the evolution of the meaning of the term "security." The UN Charter refers to "collective security" which is agreement among nations not to use force against each other and to defend each other from external attack.
The UN Trusteeship Council, created originally to oversee the transition of colonies to independence, is to become the trustees of the global commons.
The UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and the UN Conference on Disarmament, which meets three to four months each year in Geneva, will be consolidated into the new Department for Disarmament and Arms Regulation, headed by an Under-Secretary-General located in Geneva.
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That era of decolonization came to an end by 1994, when Palau's independence completed the UN Trusteeship Council's work and led to the suspension of its activities.
Such a Council's primary mandate would be to aid the UN Secretary-General in situations where individual nations, acting in their own self-interest, would be unable or unwilling to implement the policies that could result in the long-term, collective benefit of all nations.
A Global Trusteeship Council comprised of eminent individuals could advise the UN Secretary-General on emerging crises which require collective action, so that the United Nations could step in as a disinterested intermediary and assist governments in cooperating to find fair solutions.
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 The Review - UNlimited support
Unlike the case of the Palestinians, there are no voluminous UN reports on the restricted political rights of the Tibetans or recommendations for conferences and other political action.
The extent of UN resources devoted to this one case of self-determination, while a relatively small part of the official UN budget of US$2.5 billion, certainly far outweighs that devoted to any other comparable cause, both currently and over time.
Until 1994, the Trusteeship Council dealt with attempts to achieve self-determination for territories under colonial rule or a League of Nations mandate.
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The United Nations (UN) is an international organization that describes itself as a "global association of governments facilitating co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity." It was founded in 1945 by 51 countries, replacing The League of Nations which was founded in 1919.
The UN was founded after the end of World War II by the victorious world powers with the hope that it would act to prevent conflicts between nations and make future wars impossible, by fostering an ideal of collective security.
For example, the five main victors of World War II are the Security Council permanent members with veto power: The United States of America, the Soviet Union (which was replaced by Russia), the United Kingdom, France, and the Republic of China (later replaced by the People's Republic of China).
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 United Nations Security Council - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The five permanent members of the Security Council are the only nations recognized as possessing nuclear weapons under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, although it lacks universal validity, as some nuclear nations have not signed the treaty.
Under article 27 of the UN Charter decisions in the 15-member Security Council on all substantive matters—for example, a decision calling for direct measures related to the settlement of a dispute—require the affirmative votes of nine members.
Srebrenica had been declared a U.N. "safe area" and was even protected by 400 armed Dutch peacekeepers, but the U.N. forces did nothing to prevent the massacre.
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 Massacre at Kabri
UN subcommittee recommends temporary regime for Palestine as a whole
UN General Assembly asks Trusteeship Council to protect Jerusalem and its people
Trusteeship Council votes to refer Jerusalem statute to General Assembly
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 Unigue Facts about the Globe: United Nations
Initially, the body was known as the United Nations Organization, or UNO.
But by the 1950s, English speakers were referring to it as the United Nations, or UN.
The Security Council is in practice the most powerful decision-making body of the UN, as its resolutions are backed by the will of the most powerful members of the international community.
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 trusteeship, territorial. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
system of UN control for territories that were not self-governing.
Tanganyika (now part of Tanzania) gained its independence in 1961, Samoa in 1962 as Western Samoa, and Ruanda-Urundi became the states Rwanda and Burundi in 1962.
See J. Murray, Jr., The United Nations Trusteeship System (1957); C. Toussaint, The Trusteeship System of the United Nations (1957); A. Mezerik, ed., Colonialism and the United Nations (1964).
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 UN REFORM - Restructuring for Global Governance
Their function will be to screen petitions submitted from the network of accredited NGOs in the field - the UN's new "early warning system" - and route the petitions to the appropriate UN agency for response.
Global commons is defined to be "The atmosphere, outer space, the oceans beyond national jurisdiction, and the related environment and life-support systems that contribute to the support of human life." (9) The United Nations Center for Human Settlements (HABITAT) is being incorporated into the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
In every nation where there is a UN presence, all UN activity will be consolidated under this authority of a "Special Representative of the Secretary-General." All UN activity will be headquartered in a single, special facility to be known as "UN House." All services will be delivered under a single flag - the UN flag.
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 territorial trusteeship — Infoplease.com
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