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 United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Nations headquarters building was constructed in New York City (the building does not however belong to the United States) in 1949 and 1950 beside the East River on land purchased by an 8.5 million dollar donation from John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
The United Nations (UN) is an international organization that describes itself as a "global association of governments facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity." It was founded in 1945 by 51 states, replacing The League of Nations.
The United Nations and its various agencies are central in upholding and implementing the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Nations   (5501 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - United Nations
They called the new league the United Nations.
United Nations (UN), international organization of countries created to promote world peace and cooperation.
The declaration included the first formal use of the term United Nations, a name coined by President Roosevelt.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761564986/United_Nations.html   (1319 words)

  
 United Nations. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Temporary agencies have included the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, the International Refugee Organization (whose responsibilities were later assumed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, which is still in existence.
The name United Nations was coined by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1941 to describe the countries fighting against the Axis.
In 1945, when the UN was founded, there were 51 members; 191 nations are now members of the organization (see table entitled United Nations Members).
www.bartleby.com /65/un/UN.html   (3900 words)

  
 WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources--United Nations
United Nations Scholars' Workstation-- Developed by the Yale University Library and the Social Science Statistical Laboratory, this is a rich "collection of texts, finding aids, data sets, maps, and pointers to print and electronic information.
United States Mission to the United Nations-- Official website of the US delegation with information about the mission, press releases, fact sheets, official speeches, US policy positions on major issues, and so forth.
United Nations News Centre-- From the U.N. Department of Public Information, "A world of news from the world organization," with searchable global and U.N. news sources, press briefings, and analysis, plus archive.
www.etown.edu /vl/un.html   (1012 words)

  
 United Nations
The United Nations is currently engaged in one of the most important debates in its history: how to reform itself, strengthen itself as an institution, and ensure that it addresses effectively the threats and challenges of the 21st century.
Under the UN Charter, the chief administrative officer of the UN and the head of the Secretariat is the Secretary-General of the United Nations, appointed to a five-year term by the General Assembly on the recommendation of the Security Council.
The principal organs of the United Nations include the Security Council, the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the International Court of Justice, and the Secretariat.
www.state.gov /p/io/fs/51371.htm   (3943 words)

  
 United Nations Command
Two days later, the United Nations called on the countries of the world to unite and assist in driving the invader from the ROK.
Simple white crosses, standing near the sign of the "Crescent and the Star" and the "Star of David" are bleak, symbolic representatives of the 33,629 Americans, numberless Koreans, 717 Turkish soldiers, and 1,109 soldiers of the United Kingdom who gave their lives during the struggle.
The Union of South Africa provided air units which fought along side the air forces of other member nations.
www.korea.army.mil /unc.htm   (784 words)

  
 The Avalon Project : United Nations Charter; June 26, 1945
The original Members of the United Nations shall be the states which, having participated in the United Nations Conference on International Organization at San Francisco, or having previously signed the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January 1942, sign the present Charter and ratify it in accordance with Article 110.
The functions of the United Nations with regard to trusteeship agreements for all areas not designated as strategic, including the approval of the terms of the trusteeship agreements and of their alteration or amendment, shall be exercised by the General Assembly.
A Member of the United Nations which is in arrears in the payment of its financial contributions to the Organization shall have no vote in the General Assembly if the amount of its arrears equals or exceeds the amount of the contributions due from it for the preceding two full years.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/un/unchart.htm   (6732 words)

  
 United Nations Day
The name "United Nations" was devised by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt and was first used in the "Declaration by United Nations" of January 1, 1942, during the Second World War, when representatives of 26 nations pledged their governments to continue fighting together against the Axis Powers.
United Nations Day was established by Presidential Proclamation to commemorate the establishment of the United Nations in 1945.
The United Nations officially came into existence on October 24, 1945, when the Charter had been ratified by China, France, The Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, United States and by a majority of other signatories.
www.patriotism.org /un_day   (1060 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: United Nations/International
October 1, 2002 -- Inspecting Iraq For a reaction to Iraq's agreement with the United Nations to readmit weapons inspectors, Margaret Warner speaks with the United Kingdom's ambassador to the UN, Sir Jeremy Greenstock.
June 20, 2000 -- Human Cargo Mary Robinson, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights; David Bachman, chairman of the China studies program at the University of Washington; and Demetrios Papademetriou, co-director of the international migration policy program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; discuss the causes and implications of smuggling humans.
Ray Suarez talks with John Ruggie, former assistant secretary-general at the United Nations from 1997 to 2001; and Eliot Cohen, professor and director of the strategic studies program at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/international/international.html   (15339 words)

  
 UN Volunteers home page
The United Nations Volunteers is the UN organization that supports sustainable human development globally through the promotion of volunteerism, including the mobilization of volunteers.
On this occasion, the United Nations Volunteers programme is highlighting the volunteers’ role in health care delivery through a special focus on its global volunteering website, the World Volunteer Web.
This site is maintained by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV).
www.unv.org   (336 words)

  
 NYU Law, Library - Foreign & International, United Nations
Researching the United Nations by Mary Rumsey at the University of Minnesota.
As a regional arrangement under Chapter VIII of the Charter of the United Nations, the OSCE has been established as a primary instrument in its region for early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation in Europe.
Provides the The United Nations Charter, information on UN organs (document symbols), and main bodies.
www.law.nyu.edu /library/foreign_intl/un.html   (639 words)

  
 Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Homepage
Geneva, 13 April -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today said that she was shocked by the excessive use of force by security forces in Nepal, as well as the extensive use of arbitrary detention in violation of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly.
United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Homepage
www.ohchr.org /english   (174 words)

  
 UN VOLUNTEERS MISSION
United Nations Volunteers is the United Nations organization that supports sustainable human development locally and globally through the promotion of volunteerism, including the mobilization of volunteers.
United Nations Volunteers (UNV) has had an office in the Lao People's Democratic Republic since 1973, and currently has one of the largest number of International UN Volunteers in the region.
Administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Volunteers work cooperatively with Government, UN agencies and other partners.
www.undplao.org /unv.htm   (337 words)

  
 United Nations Statistics Division
The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Gapminder Foundation held a working session to discuss the emerging trends in data dissemination policies and practices, approaches.
23rd Session of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN)
by Paul Cheung, Director of the United Nations Statistics Division
unstats.un.org /unsd   (404 words)

  
 Human Rights Watch: United Nations
The United States decision not to seek election to the new United Nations Human Rights Council undermines its claims to leadership in promoting human rights, Human Rights Watch said today.
Recently, the United Nations General Assembly voted to abolish its discredited Human Rights Commission and replace it with a stronger Human Rights Council.
Jennifer Daskal, advocacy director, U.S. Program, comments on the United States' Compliance with the ICCPR ito the United Nations Human Rights Committee on March 13, 2006.
www.hrw.org /un   (1258 words)

  
 United Nations System-Wide Earthwatch
The United Nations System-wide Earthwatch mechanism is a broad UN initiative to coordinate, harmonize and catalyze environmental observation activities among all UN agencies for integrated assessment purposes.
the General Assembly of the United Nations approved the recommendation of the UN Secretary General, and elected Achim Steiner of Germany as the next UNEP Executive Director.
Mismanagement, limited resources and environmental changes mean that almost one-fifth of the planet’s population still lacks access to safe drinking water and 40 per cent lack access to basic sanitation says the UN World Water Development Report 2, released on
earthwatch.unep.net   (196 words)

  
 UNECE–United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Marek Belka, the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) visited the European Commission in Brussels on 10 and 11 April 2006.
7 April 2006 – To prevent major dam accidents in Central Asia, two United Nations regional commissions – the UN Economic Commission for Europe and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific – are launching a project to help Central Asian countries work together to improve dam safety.
United Nations launches project to promote dam safety in Central Asia
www.unece.org   (310 words)

  
 United Nations Office at Geneva
The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) is the representative office of the United Nations in Geneva.
With more than 1,600 staff, we are the biggest United Nations duty station outside of headquarters in New York and provide critical support to the Organization’s efforts.
Queen of the Netherlands, United Nations Secretary-General and President of General Assembly to Attend the Sitting on 12 April
www.unog.ch   (318 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: United Nations
The United Nations is not a world government and does not make laws.
This body co-ordinates the economic and social work of the United Nations and the UN family of organizations.
This body carries out the administrative work of the United Nations as directed by the General Assembly, the Security Council and other parts of the UN.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/un   (901 words)

  
 The Peace Encyclopedia: United Nations
In April, the Khartoum regime also initiated proceedings to deny CSI its consultative status at the United Nations (U.N.), alleging that we act contrary to the purposes and principles of the U.N. charter.
Yet if anything is "absolutely intolerable," it is that the international community has allowed slavery and other crimes against humanity to be institutionalized by a member state of the United Nations.
Lord Caradon, an author of U.N. Resolution 242, U.K. Ambassador to the United Nations (1964-1970):
www.yahoodi.com /peace/un.html   (2780 words)

  
 United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
United States president Franklin D. 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.
The United Nations headquarters building was constructed in New York City in 1949 and 1950 beside the East River on land purchased by an 8.5 million dollar donation from John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
The United States is the only member that is assessed this rate, though it is in arrears hundreds of millions of dollars;(see also United States and the United Nations) all other members' assessment rates are lower.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Nations   (2780 words)

  
 Model United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nationally, the Model UN circuit is split into two groups, the West Coast, characterized by the predominance of cocurricular MUN teams and a reliance on a points-system(with the exception of Berkeley MUN), and the Eastern Circuit, characterized by a more cut-throat style and greater dedication to an accurate simulation of the United Nations.
Model United Nations is popular on the West Coast of the United States.
Model United Nations groups are usually organized as either a club, conference, or class.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Model_United_Nations   (2129 words)

  
 United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Nations headquarters building was constructed in New York City in 1949 and 1950 beside the East River on land purchased by an 8.5 million dollar donation from John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
The United Nations is also a forum in which to support the right of women to participate fully in the political, economic, and social life of their countries.
The United Nations and its various agencies are central in upholding and implementing the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Nations   (3998 words)

  
 United Nations Foundation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The [United Nations Foundation] was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes.
The foundation is led by Timothy E. Wirth, a former congressman and senator from Colorado, and former U.S. Undersecretary of Global Affairs.
The UN Foundation builds and implements public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and works to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Nations_Foundation   (116 words)

  
 United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Nations headquarters building was constructed in New York City (the building does not however belong to the United States) in 1949 and 1950 beside the East River on land purchased by an 8.5 million dollar donation from John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
The United Nations (UN) is an international organization that describes itself as a "global association of governments facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity." It was founded in 1945 by 51 states, replacing The League of Nations.
Its first formal use was in the January 1, 1942 Declaration by the United Nations, which committed the Allies to the principles of the Atlantic Charter and pledged them not to seek a separate peace with the Axis powers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Nations   (5420 words)

  
 United Nations University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
United Nations University (UNU) is a university established on December 6, 1973 by adoption of resolution 3081 by the United Nations General Assembly, upon the suggestion of U Thant, UN Secretary-General at the time.
UNU Update, the newsletter of the United Nations University
UNU relocated its Institute of Advanced Studies to the Minato Mirai 21 development in Yokohama, Japan in March, 2004.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Nations_University   (247 words)

  
 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Rumors of War (Peace Pipe)
Member states of the United Nations decide on the policies and programs of the organization.
Washington, D.C. ; newer versions simply urge every 500th signer to forward a copy to the United Nations' 'inquiries@un.org' mailbox without identifying which department within the U.N. will receive the mail.
The United Nations Information Centre states quite plainly on their web site that:
www.snopes.com /rumors/un.htm   (1117 words)

  
 United Nations Association- United Kingdom
The United Nations Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UNA-UK) is the leading independent authority on the UN in the UK and a UK-wide grassroots membership organisation.
The United Nations Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a Company limited by Guarantee.
United Nations Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 3 Whitehall Court, London, SW1A 2EL
www.una-uk.org   (963 words)

  
 Welcome to the United States Mission to the United Nations
U.S. Participation in the United Nations for 2004, September 2005
Statement on "Investing in the United Nations" in the Fifth Committee by Ambassador Wallace
Voting Practices in the United Nations for 2004
www.usunnewyork.usmission.gov   (882 words)

  
 United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations
The General Assembly is the main deliberative organ of the United Nations.
Welcome to the UK Mission to the United Nations homepage.
It is composed of representatives of all Member States, each of which has one vote.
www.ukun.org   (194 words)

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