United Nations Essays

  • The Pros And Cons Of The United Nations

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    said: “The United Nations remains our most important global actor. … [United Nations] upholds international peace and stability.” United Nations is an international alliance that was established after the conclusion of World War II and the signing of Treat of Versailles 1919, whose structure is similar to the one of the League of Nations. United Nations came into presence on October 24th, 1945, longing to foster international cooperation and to ensure long lasting peace. The formation of United Nations

  • The United Nations: Father Of Peacekeeping In Canada

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    The United Nations (UN) is a collective of countries from different nations that have come together to make peace in this world by avoiding wars. In January 1942, the name United Nations was invented by the President of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt and as of two months ago, its been 70 years since the United Nations was officially founded. In October 24 1945 the UN was established because the League of Nations has failed to prevent World War ll. The League of Nations was formed after World

  • The Pros And Cons Of The United Nations Security Council

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    Established in 1945 after the World War II, United Nations Security Council is the most powerful organ among the six organs in United Nations with the authorized power to issue legally binding resolutions. This council consists of 15 members, 5 Permanent Members – the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia and China – and 10 Non-Permanent Members voted by the UNGA for 2 years term. According to the charter, the responsibility of UNSC is to maintain international peace and security. It

  • The Pros And Cons Of The United Nations Charter

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    Article 2(4) of the United Nations Charter states that, "all member states shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, nor in any manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations” . It is therefore a unilateral agreement signed by member states against the use of force when dealing each other. World events however since the signing and ratification of the UN Charter have indicated

  • A Nation Of Immigrants: Diversity In The United States

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    melting pot’. Many people from all over the world dream of coming to ‘the land of the free and the home of the brave.’ Its very existence is what people desire to be a part of. “Often referred to as ‘A Nation of Immigrants’ (Kennedy, 1959) the Unites States is far more ethnically diverse than most other nations.” (Bello, 2009) Diversity has shaped and formed America and the people who reside within it. “The vision of the nation’s founding fathers established a government

  • The Definition Of Self-Determination In The United Nations

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    territory, WW1 Allies accepted self-determination as a peace aim. President Woodrow Wilson presented the concept of self-determination in his fourteen points but failed to use it as a term. After World War II, League of Nations was formed that recognized the principle but United Nations made it its chief gal and it also carried it as clearest statement and affirmation of it. The UN Charter clarifies two meanings of the term self-determination. Firstly, a state will have the right of self-determination

  • George Orwell's 1984: Will The United States Become A Big Brother Nation?

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    becoming a Big Brother nation? I believe that there is two answer to this difficult question. The United States watches what we do but in a different way compared to Big Brother which just wants take and keep control over their citizens. The real question is, will the United States ever become an Orwellian country and if so in what time period? In the book of 1984 it is a ginormous prediction of how the United States will run when the technology advancements are created and the United States can go in

  • Australian Refugee Policy

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    as a human is something they should always be given and allowed to have. Article Five in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that, “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” (United Nations General Assembly). This right was broken when they began to use violence in the detention centers where they have been holding the refugees. Also, when they restricted the amount of water they were allowed to drink a day in the severe temperatures

  • The Importance Of The Atomic Bomb

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    passes by swiftly and soon events, names, and struggles get lost in the depths of history. History becomes a vast pit of several conglomerated dates that soon lack importance or gain importance depending on the present time period. The history of the United States started roughly around 1607 when several pilgrims came to the New World for better opportunities. Now zoom 410 years to present day where our world consists of massive industrialization, expansion of technology, and intricate international

  • The Four Types Of Genocidal Rape

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    Croat women and girls during the 1992 to 1995 Bosnian War, the 1993 United Nations Security Council Resolution 827 (UN Security Council, 1993), as a preamble to the establishment of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), contains the first ever documented UN reference to rape committed during armed conflict or rape as a violation of international humanitarian law (Schott, 2011, p. 5). The United Nations has identified four types of war rape. These four types include opportunistic

  • Raphael Lemkin: The Horrific Acts Of Genocide

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    In 1944, a new term was created by Raphael Lemkin, a Polish-Jewish lawyer, to characterize the slaughtering of Jewish people. Genocide is derived from the Greek word “Genos” and the Latin word “Cide.” Genos means race or tribe while Cide is defined as killing. Lemkin combined both of the words and thus he came up with the term genocide. Genocide is defined as “any acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group” (Gunter,37). There have

  • The Rwanda Genocide

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    grief event impacted other places or organizations other than Rwanda, such as the United Nations. The Rwanda Genocide not only impacted the world externally in causing damage to the country Rwanda, it also impacted the world; the reputation of the United Nations, the relationship between the two major groups of people in Rwanda and the entire perspective of the world for what is possible for humans to do. The United Nations name and reputation of peace are now stained because of

  • Allegory In Lord Of The Flies

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    Powerful or Powerless “His mind was crowded with memories; memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink”(Golding 70). William Golding writes a fascinating novel “Lord of the Flies”, which is an allegory to WWII. He shows this through many unique ways in the story. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, is a novel that directly

  • Overpopulation In America

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    health care. Overpopulation diminishes resources in a country and increases poverty. Overpopulation in South America even impacts the United States due to the increased migration of citizens looking for a better life and a way out of the poverty of their home country. Sustainable development in South America is also important due to the fact that we, as a nation, consume many products from the region. While it might be easy to look

  • Imperialism In Rwanda

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    In 1993, The United Nations attempted to help the victims of the Rwandan civil war by using a peacekeeping operation called the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda, also known as UNAMIR. However, when the UN force started to experience casualties in April 1994, they quickly abandoned the effort. Although the UN stopped

  • Terrorism And Terrorism: The Effects Of Terrorism

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    Terrorism is a demonstration of terror or violence used to make a nation or a certain group fearful in order to achieve a certain aim. Although it is often characterized as a violent crime carried out by a group of people (terrorists) within a State or An area where majority of people live. There are many kinds of terrorism such as domestic, administrative, communal and other but no proper typology is given. John Philip Jenkins, a Notable Lecturer of History from Baylor University classifies the

  • Essay On Globalization And Education

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    objectives and philosophies to developing countries through conditionality related to lending. The discourses of knowledge economy, life-long learning, international testing and technology are found to be the main concern of education policy in developing nations; these have thus become in effect globalized education policy

  • Film Analysis: Hotel Rwanda Genocide

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    the United Nations and outside governments failed to respond in the face of obvious genocide. Hotel Rwanda can be seen

  • Mass Killings: The Bosnian Genocide

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    Bosnians history, and will forever be etched into the memory of the survivors, who had to witness the violence and traumatizing actions taken by the Serbs. Future genocides like the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina can be prevented as long as the United Nations is doing their part and checking in on the current leaders, and if law enforcement in that country has the right to severely punish any acts of racially-based violence, in order to make an example of the person committing those acts, to discourage

  • Wasted Time Haiti Earthquake

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    criticized this as a slow kickoff to an operation” (Brown). After the earthquake sources had said that all or many of the United Nations higher ups were having their pull security and prevent looting from happening. Many had said that this caused rescue efforts to be slowed(Brown). Not only were the UN slowing efforts down other agencies were at least 3 days out(Brown). The United Nations has a lot to learn from smaller organizations like the American Red Cross. The Red Cross has locations all across America