The United Nations: Paper Tiger?

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The United Nations

A paper tiger?
The United Nations (U.N.) represents almost every nation in the world, with close to 200 member nations. Formed by world leaders a few months after the end of World War II, in 1945, the United Nations set world peace as its primary objective. While international tensions continued to run high throughout the Cold War, the U.N. helped world leaders negotiate differences and avoid another war on the scale of World War II. Over time, the U.N. has evolved - - today, it initiates and sponsors many peace-keeping operations around the world and functions as an international watchdog, regarding things such as the production of nuclear
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The General Assembly is what most people think of when they hear about the U.N. - the place where representatives from all member countries come together to vote on resolutions. The main objective of the U.N. is to find happiness, harmony and world peace in our society. In 2001 4.2 million tones of food was sent to 82 countries by the U.N., providing food, and pretty much life, to those in need, which is a huge achievement and sums up what the United Nations is there for. While the general assembly attempts to get multiple nations to agree to resolutions, the Security Council is the only body that can issue resolutions that are legally blinding to the member states. The committee is made up of 15 countries, 5 of which hold permanent seats, and the other 10 being elected by the general assembly every 2 years. The 5 veto power countries (that hold permanent seats), are held by Russia, USA, UK, France and China. These countries all hold the power to strike down any resolution that they disagree with. Although it may seem in balance to have the 5 major countries hold most of the power, it can also cause a huge amount of problems, especially when it is those 5 countries who disagree with one another.

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379, adopted on November 10, 1975 by a vote of 72 to 35 (with 32 nonparticipations), determined that Zionism is a form of racism and racial
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