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  • 1. 

    When was Kofi Annan the Secretary general?

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    B. 1997-2007
    Kofi Annan served as the Secretary-General from 1997 to 2007. This means that he held the position for a total of 10 years, making him one of the longest-serving Secretaries-General in the history of the United Nations. During his tenure, Annan played a crucial role in addressing global issues such as poverty, conflict resolution, and human rights. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for his efforts in promoting peace and improving international cooperation.

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  • 2. 

    The United Nations was established in which year

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    The United Nations was established on 24 October 1945. This date marks the signing of the United Nations Charter by representatives from 50 countries. The establishment of the United Nations was a response to the end of World War II and the desire for a global organization that could promote peace, security, and cooperation among nations. The United Nations has since played a crucial role in addressing global issues, such as poverty, human rights, and climate change, through its various agencies and programs.

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    The United Nations was originally represented by which 5 countries?

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    France, UK, USSR, USA and China
    The United Nations was originally represented by France, UK, USSR, USA, and China. These five countries were the founding members of the UN and played a crucial role in its establishment. They were chosen based on their global influence, military power, and commitment to maintaining peace and security. Their representation ensured a diverse and balanced representation of different regions and political ideologies within the organization.

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    What was the original host site of the United Nations?

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    The original host site of the United Nations was Geneva.

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    Who is the current secretary general? And where is he from?

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    Ban Ki-Moon from South Korea
    Ban Ki-Moon is the current secretary general. He is from South Korea.

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    Name the 5 pillars of the United Nations

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    general assembly, security council, economic and social council, secretariat, international court of justice
    The United Nations has five main pillars that form the foundation of its structure and function. The General Assembly is the main deliberative and policymaking body, where all member states have equal representation. The Security Council is responsible for maintaining international peace and security, with five permanent members and ten non-permanent members. The Economic and Social Council focuses on promoting social and economic progress and coordinating the work of specialized agencies. The Secretariat provides administrative support to the UN and is headed by the Secretary-General. The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the UN, settling legal disputes between states.

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    Describe the role of the secuirty council

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    to maintain international security, the only entity that can issue binding declarations, 10 members elected by GA, 2 year terms
    The role of the Security Council is to maintain international security. It is the only entity that has the authority to issue binding declarations, which means that its decisions are legally binding on all UN member states. The Security Council consists of 10 members who are elected by the General Assembly for two-year terms. These members play a crucial role in addressing threats to international peace and security, and they have the power to impose sanctions or authorize the use of force when necessary.

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    Describe the Economic and Social Council

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    Principal organ to coordinate social policies, makes or initiates studies or reports, responsible for promoting higher living standards, full employment and economic progress, Uses 70% of UN human and financial resources, 4 week sessions in July in Geneva and New York, 54 members elected by GA – 3 year term by geographic allocation
    The Economic and Social Council is the principal organ responsible for coordinating social policies and promoting higher living standards, full employment, and economic progress. It plays a crucial role in making or initiating studies and reports to address social and economic issues. The council utilizes 70% of the United Nations' human and financial resources, indicating its significant influence and importance within the organization. It holds four-week sessions in July in Geneva and New York, providing a platform for member states to discuss and address global challenges. The council consists of 54 members who are elected by the General Assembly for a three-year term based on geographic allocation.

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    Name the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s)

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    1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger 2. Achieve universal primary education 3. Promote Gender equality and empower women 4. Reduce Child Mortality 5. Improve Maternal Health 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases 7. Ensure environmental sustainability 8. Develop a global partnership for development
    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a set of eight goals established by the United Nations in 2000. They include eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, promoting gender equality and empowering women, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, ensuring environmental sustainability, and developing a global partnership for development. These goals were created to address key global issues and improve the living conditions and well-being of people around the world.

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