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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.
A Guide to Delegate Preparation: A Model United Nations Handbook, edited by Scott A. Leslie, The United Nations Association of the United States of America, 2004 edition (October 2004), softcover, 296 pages, ISBN 1880632713
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Nations   (5501 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - United Nations
Five countries received this veto power: the United States, the United Kingdom, France, the Soviet Union, and China.
United Nations (UN), international organization of countries created to promote world peace and cooperation.
They called the new league the United Nations.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761564986/United_Nations.html   (1319 words)

  
 United Nations. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Drafted at San Francisco, the UN charter was signed on June 26 and ratified by the required number of states on Oct. 24 (officially United Nations Day).
The clear majority of the United States and its allies disappeared as the Afro-Asian group of nations (see Third World) obtained over half of the assembly seats.
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.
www.bartleby.com /65/un/UN.html   (3900 words)

  
 WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources--United Nations
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 Association of the United States of America-- Dedicated to promoting U.S. participation in the United Nations system and to strengthening the U.N. system.
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.
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.
The United States also contributed $1.1 billion in assessments to the peacekeeping budget in calendar year 2004; $72 million for the support of the international war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia; and, nearly $5 million for preparatory work relating to the UN Capital Master Plan.
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.
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.
In its resolution, the UN Security Council named the United States as executive agent to implement the resolution and direct UN military operations in Korea.
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.
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.
All Members shall give the United Nations every assistance in any action it takes in accordance with the present Charter, and shall refrain from giving assistance to any state against which the United Nations is taking preventive or enforcement action.
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.
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.
It was apparent, and also quite important, that the general public should be informed about the content and purposes of the United Nations; therefore an entire week-United Nations Week-was set aside in October, with its chief observance on United Nations Day, October 24.
www.patriotism.org /un_day   (1060 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: United Nations/International
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.
Ray Suarez leads a discussion with Francis Deng, a former Sudanese diplomat who was the representative of the United Nations' secretary general on internally displaced persons, and Salih Booker, director of Africa Action.
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
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.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) information about the organization, current events, publications, programs, documentation and databases.
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.
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Homepage
United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture
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
United States efforts to renegotiate the General Assembly resolution creating a U.N. Human Rights Council have failed and the best result would be for the resolution to be adopted by consensus, Human Rights Watch said today.
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.
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
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
The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) is the representative office of the United Nations in Geneva.
www.unog.ch   (318 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: United Nations
The UN came into existence on Oct. 24, 1945 when the Charter was ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and a majority of the delegates.
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.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/un   (901 words)

  
 The Peace Encyclopedia: United Nations
And since obligations are generally honored in the breech, an appropriate role for the United States would be to insist that the Arab states, and the Palestinian leadership, change both their behavior and their propaganda as a prerequisite to changes to the borders of Israel.
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.
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 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.
The breakup of the Soviet Union has also left the United States in a unique position of global dominance, creating a variety of new challenges for the UN (See the United States and the United Nations).
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.
United Nations Associations (UNAs) have been the groups that have done the most work in sponsoring, supporting and promoting Model United Nations around the world.
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
It does not receive any funding from the regular UN budget; it relies instead upon voluntary contributions from member states and the return on its investments, which are currently valued at US$350 million.
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.
, Congressional Representatives and Senators, and the United States Mission to the United Nations.
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
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
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.
We offer a wide range of information about the UK's activities at the UN and our support of its different activities, bodies and agencies.
www.ukun.org   (194 words)

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