United Nations history
Doing anything past itu2019s original mandate.
Itu2019s a place for debate and understanding of each other.
Expecting it to do anything more is just asking for trouble.
How many countries are in the UN
The United Nation have 193 member states which are known as sovereign state and these states have equal representation in the UN general assembly.
As there are five permanent members of United Nation Security Council which consist on China, France , Russia, UK and USA and the important thing is that these countries have the veto power as they can reject or veto any motion against any country.
Here are the few facts about UN and its member countries:,1: Original Member of UN in 1945:,The United Nation was formed in October 24, 1945 after the rectification of UN Charter by the five permanent member states.
As in 1945 at the time of formation 51 states join United Nation in which majority states were European states and on some Muslim states.
,2: The UN Member states in 2017:,The United Nation in 2017 has 193 Sovereign states as it members.
As in 2017 the newly independent state named as South Sudan become member of United Nation.
The UN and it sub organs committed to work for the welfare of general public and to finish the all the major problems from entire world and make this land a land of peace and humanity.
United Nations - wikipedia
The thing with Wikipedia is that it is a wonderful source of information.
Great way to learn and know about many things.
But, nevertheless, it is still an open encyclopedia.
It simply means that all the information you read on Wikipedia is written by an anonymous person and then it is not really verified.
Hence the term open.
So technically, anybody can write anything about any topic.
Using this kind of information for an MUN is considered unethical.
nAnd besides, many dont know, but there are many other websites which provide information that is verified.
One of the most popular of all is Britannia Encyclopedia.
One of the best ways to gain legit information which is also verified.
nSo that is pretty much the idea.
Do not use Wikipedia.
Try using news reports and articles from reputed websites and you are good to go.
,And trust me, I had different experiences where I was asked to leave the General Assembly or Human Rights Council just for carrying those printed documents from Wikipedia.
As history teach us, the United States tried to make like 1991 the invasion (again) legal and therefore have the permission to search for chemical weapons despite the reports saying the opposite.
So, the Security Council didnt approve this and George Bush took the option to invade forming a coalition with countries like Palau and Samoa.
,The United Nations never took any measure against US for two simple reason: first the UN, after they participated in Rwanda and The Balcan conflict, showed to be extremely unuseful and their decisions had very weak impact; the US manipulated the UN so much that the weapons inspector sent by the organization had several CIAs agent and also after the failure in the 80s to put a diplomatic solution between kurds and Iraq, the trust for UN was very low.
,So, making a fast conclusion, the UN didnt stop because a) they didnt want to; b) even if they tried, what they could do? Make a imposition, administrative sanctions? and c) but no less important remember the US support the 22% of the UNs budget.
United Nations Headquarters
Hereu2019s a fun fact:While the grounds are located on US soil (New York City), it doesnu2019t follow US law; its an international zone.
Hypothetically, If the US were to send a SWAT team to breach it, theyu2019d be violating international law.
,The address is: New York, NY 10017, United StatesImageAs we can see here, itu2019s nestled in the bustling scenery of Manhattan, flanked by the Hudson River.
,It was designed by Oscar Niemeyer, Le Corbusier and Wallace Harrison u2014Wallace Harrison led the operation.
,It was built by the architectural firm Harrison & Abramovitz.
Construction began on September 14, 1948, and completed in 1952.
The architectural style follows the modernist international style.
The complex has four main structures: the General Assembly Building, the Conference Building, Secretariat Building and Dag Hammarskju00f6ld Library, as well an Art Collection,General Assembly Building:The General Assembly Building holds the General Assembly Hall, which has a seating capacity of 1,800.
It is the largest room in the complex.
This building holds the United Nations General Assembly, which is one of the six major organs of the United NationsImageConference Building:The Conference Building holds the Security Council Chamber, another major organ of the United Nations.
ImageImageSecretariat Building:It houses offices for:,the Secretary-General;,the Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel;,the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Office of Disarmament Affairs;,the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM).
,ImageDag Hammarskju00f6ld Library:Originally called the United Nations Library, the name was changed in honour of former Secretary-General Dag Hammarskju00f6ld, one of the most important statesmen of the 20th century.
,The library holds:,400,000 books;,9,800 newspapers and periodical titles;,80,000 maps;,The Woodrow Wilson Collection containing 8,600 volumes of League of Nations documents;,6,500 related books and pamphlets.
,Image,Some notable art pieces:Non-Violence sculpture (the Knotted gun) u2014 Carl Fredrik Reuterswu00e4rd:,The sculpture has been the symbol of The Non-Violence Project (NVPF), and according to Kofi Annan:,it has enriched the consciousness of humanity with a powerful symbol that encapsulates, in a few simple curves, the greatest prayer of man; that which asks not for victory, but for peaceImageGuernica tapestry u2014 Pablo Picasso:It is regarded by many art critics as one of the most moving and powerful anti-war paintings in history