United Nations

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The United Nations (UN) is an international organization founded in 1945. Currently made up of 193 member states, the UN and its work are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding charter.[1] Despite its claim to work for peace, one of its first actions was to declare war on Korea to install a dictatorship over the south. It's initial years were spent as a mouthpiece of the United States of America and its allies until the Soviet Union began to participate in the UN. Despite it being seen as problematic by many, it has so far has not witnessed another World War, whether due to its presence or not.

Korean War

The UN sent troops to fight in the Korean War in 1950.

Gulf War

During the reactionary coup in the Soviet Union, which later resulted in the creation of the Russian Federation, the imperialist countries leaped on the opportunity to use the UN to give legitimacy to their invasion of Iraq in 1990. The UNSC gave permission for the United States and its allies to use force for the second time in the UN's history.

General Assembly Resolutions 3379 & 46/86

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379, adopted on 10 November 1975 by a vote of 72 to 35 (with 32 abstentions), "determine[d] that Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination".

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 46/86, adopted on 16 December 1991, revoked the determination in Resolution 3379.

United Nations Organs

The United Nations consists of six principal organs: the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, Trusteeship Council, International Court of Justice, and the Secretariat.

General Assembly

Security Council

The security council (UNSC) has 5 permanent members: China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. While China, the UK, and the USA clearly represent important participants in global politics, France and the UK's presence has declined since the start of the UN. Many people, including Qaddafi, Kofi Annan, and Erdoğan, have criticized the UNSC for not including more important countries such as India and Brazil.

Economic and Social Council

Trusteeship Council

International Court of Justice

Secretariat

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