- Created by: RandomEpicness
- Created on: 05-04-21 11:08
UNITED NATIONS (UN)
- 193 member countries
- UK joined in Oct 1945
- Formed in 1945 to avoid war and solve global issues
- UK is 1/5 of the permanent members of Security Council and gives a high degree of influence
- Key aims = maintain int. peace and security, protect HR, deliver humanitarian aid, promote sustainable development and uphold int. law.
UN General Assembly
- UN's main body
- discusses important issues
- has many sub bodies e.g. HR council, World Food Programme and UNICEF.
Benefits and Commitments
- UK has good influence
- can count on assistance from other members if disaster
- access to financial help from UN World Bank
- UK citizens benefits as UN members take HR protection very seriously
- UK must contribute troops to peacekeeping missions globally
- UK has to pay membership fee, and is fifth largest funder of UN
- Being a permanent member of Sec. Council = big commitment and key role in global peace and in selecting UN secretary general.
NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION (NATO)
- set up in 1949 to defend Western Europe against threat of Soviet agression
- 29 members as of 2018