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United Nations Essay

  • Submitted by: sriragh
  • on May 23, 2012
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 843 words

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  International organization founded (1945) at the end of World War II to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations on equal terms, and encourage international cooperation in solving intractable human problems. It was formed after the failure of League of Nations. United Nations was formed in the year 1945. The name “UNITED NATIONS” was first proposed by D.Roosevelt, president of the United States. The UN is involved in economic, cultural, and humanitarian activities and the coordination or regulation of international postal services, civil aviation, meteorological research, telecommunications, international shipping, and intellectual property. Its peacekeeping troops have been deployed in several areas of the world, sometimes for lengthy periods. On June 26, 50 nations signed on the charter of the U.N. From 24 October, 1945 United Nations started functioning officially. The official languages of the United Nations Organization were Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish. There were 191 countries in the U.N. The U.N. is functioning with its head office in New York. United Nations was working now for the establishment of peace all over the world and also to stop the III world war. There were five organs in the U.N. They were General Assembly, Secretariat, Security Council, Trusteeship Council, Economic and Social Council, International Court of Justice. The principal administrative officer of the UN is the secretary-general, who is elected to a five-year renewable term by the General Assembly on the recommendation of the Security Council. The Secretary Generals of UN were:-
  * Trygve Lie   (1946-53)
  * Dag Hammarskjold     (1953-61)
  * U Thant     (1961-71)
  * Kurt Waldheim     (1972-81)
  * Javier Perez de Cuellar       (1982-91)
  * Boutros Ghali       (1992-96)
  * Kofi Annan     (1997-2006)
  * Ban Ki Moon     (2007-)

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