What is the United Nations?
Came to be in 1945
The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation and to create and maintain international order. The United Nations has one central mission, according to the official UN.org website, that is to maintain international peace and security
Things the UN does to achieve this:
- Prevents conflict
- Help parties in conflict make peace
- Creates conditions to allow peace to flourish
- Protects human rights
- Delivers humanitarian rights
- Promotes sustainable development
Current Members of the UN
the council is made up of 15 members
The five permanent members and their flags
Five permanent members: China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States
Ten non-permanent members: Bolivia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Senegal, Ukraine, and Uruguay
A closed meeting between the members
Each year the General Assembly elects 5 of the 10 non-permanent members for a two-year term. The ten seats are distributed based on region:
1. five for African and Asian States
2. one for Eastern European States
3. two for the Latin American and Caribbean States
4. two for Western European and other States.
Each member has 1 vote
There are over 65 countries hat have never been elected to become a member since 1946
The purpose of the United Nations Securtiy Council is to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations; to cooperate in solving international problems and in promoting respect for human rights; and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.
With this intent I believe that the United Nations Security Council holds a major significance in the task of creating and maintaining a peaceful world.