How Does the United Nations Work?
Last Modified: 30/07/2018
Learn about how the United Nations came to be and what they do in this short video.
- 1So, imagine a world parliament.
- 2Imagine 193 voices gathering together in New York to deliberate over matters of peace and security.
- 3The United Nations was established in 1945 with the signatory of 50 countries...
- 4...for the express purpose of preventing the outbreak of war and averting a world war.
- 5The United Nations has many parts to it.
- 6It deals, for instance, with matters of economics and social policy.
- 7It deals with matters of human rights, it deals with matters of culture.
- 8But the most important parts of the UN are the Security Council...
- 9...which has five permanent members who are responsible for controlling its policy.
- 10These are France, Britain, the United States, China and Russia.
- 11The other body that is very important is where all the nations meet and come together...
- 12...and that is the General Assembly.
- 13Both the General Assembly and the Security Council pass...
- 14...what are called resolutions to make policy for the world.
- 15The UN has been responsible for eradicating polio in Africa, for instance,...
- 16...of dealing with problems of debt or problems of other diseases spreading.
- 17The UN has been very important in making sure that human rights are observed.
- 18The most famous document is the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights,...
- 19...which has been ratified and kept by many countries