In the midst of the death, destruction and exertion of brutal force in World War II by Germany, Italy and Japan, over two dozens countries came together determined to stand up to the Axis Powers as the “United Nations,” a term first coined by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. By 1945, a set of guidelines and principles known as the UN Charter was ratified and 51-member states officially became the United Nations.
Over the past 70 years, the UN has acted not as a government for the world, but as a collection of countries dedicated to upholding that charter, and the UN’s many agencies around the globe work to promote peace and security, support development and protect human rights.
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How many member states (countries) make up the United Nations today?
Currently, 193 member states make up the United Nations–that’s up from the 51 original members in 1945.
The United Nations addresses:
All of the above. In addition to international affairs and peacekeeping, the UN takes on an array of issues affecting global citizens, including human rights, disaster relief and food aid.
Fill in the blank. Over the last 10 years, the United Nations has provided ______ to 1.3 billion people across the globe.
Various United Nations programs have successfully brought safe drinking water to rural areas around the world, and continue work today to expand that access.
True or False: The United Nations was the first international body with a goal of promoting peace.
False. Meant as a body to resolve international conflicts, The League of Nations was established after World War I (an idea attributed to President Woodrow Wilson, though the U.S. never joined). However, the organization proved ineffective, members withdrew and it was ultimately replaced by the UN.
In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. Its role is to:
In many parts of the world, education and career cultivation opportunities have long been exclusively afforded to men. UN Women programs aim to change that.
What does UNICEF do?
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) works in 192 countries to provide and improve education, healthcare, gender equality and safety for children.
The official languages of the United Nations are:
Delegates must use English, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, French or Russian in both verbal and written UN communications, making UN translators an asset to the organization.
True or false. The UN Population Fund’s (UNFPA) purpose is to control the population of the world.
UNFPA programs provide women access to family planning education and contraceptives that give them more control over their lives. In the 1960s, prior to these programs, women in developing nations were having an average of six births, which is down to 3.5 today.
How many countries have withdrawn their membership from the UN over the past 70 years?
Just one. Indonesia bowed out in protest over issues with Malaysia but later rejoined.
True or false: The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to United Nations agencies and individuals a total of 11 times.
True: UN agencies and individuals have won the coveted Nobel Peace Prize 11 times for efforts including saving children, guiding refugees, and peacekeeping among countries.
How many UN Peacekeeper personnel are there?
Since the UN Charter was created, one of its primary goals has been “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind.” Thus, today, the UN Peacekeeping force is made up of 116,919 civilians, troops and police across 123 countries.
True or false: The United Nations is currently planning ways to use virtual reality to increase awareness and funding for problems around the world.
True. The UN is partnering with leaders in the virtual reality space to implement programs that will essentially “remove borders” and let viewers experience global challenges for themselves.
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Where is the UN
The UN is all over the world. The United States is in it. Japan is in it. China is in it. England is in it. Sierra Leone is in it. Congo is in it. Kacistan is in it. Germany is in it. Canada is in it. Iceland is in it.
The UN’s headquarters are located in Lake Success, NY. But if you’re asking there are 193 countries involved in the UN.
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