THE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations was established in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations. The purpose of the UN is to maintain worldwide peace and security, develop strong and peaceful international relations with other nations, achieve international cooperation in international security, law, and problems, and coordinate actions between different nations.
The General Assembly is the main policy-making organ of the UN. Decisions made on important questions require a two-thirds majority vote, whereas other issues can be determined by a simple majority vote.
The main assembly is made up of all 193 members, each holding one vote
The General Assembly was responsible for creating the world's 17 Sustainable Development Goals:
¹This graph shows the increase in United Nation's membership from the year of its creation.
The Security Council is responsible for maintaining global peace and security.
The council contains 15 members - 5 permanent and 10 non-permanent, with each country holding 1 vote.
2. Côte d’Ivoire (2019)
1. Belgium (2020)
10. South Africa (2020)
9. Poland (2019)
8. Peru (2019)
7. Kuwait (2019)
6. Indonesia (2020)
5. Germany (2020)
4. Equatorial Guinea (2019)
3. Dominican Republic (2020)
The Economic and Social Council works to improve people's lives and promote economic and social cooperation. The ECOSOC is the central platform for reflection and innovative development on sustainable thinking and actions.
International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice is where world leaders are brought to discuss and settle disputes.
The seat of the Court currently is at the Peace Palace in the Netherlands.
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The Secretariat is divided into departments or offices where each has a distinct area of action and responsibility within the UN and therefore, the world.
The Secretariat includes the leader of the United Nations, António Guterres
*The sixth organ of the UN called the Trusteeship Council was suspended in November 1994, although it is still recognized as one of the United Nation's many councils
¹"Pictures, Graphs, Maps." The United Nations. Accessed January 14, 2019. http://nfassa.weebly.com/pictures-graphs-maps.html.
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