The Importance Of World Security: The United Nations

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World security: The United Nations World War II left behind complete devastation in Europe and Japan; entire economies had collapsed, people were starving and infrastructure had been destroyed. In an effort to prevent an event, such as a World War from ever happening again, the United States, under President Roosevelt vowed to carry out a plan of peace. The United Nations became an international organization that was founded as a direct result of World War II, in an effort to maintain international peace and security. The Plan of Peace was the vision of President Roosevelt. He had proposed the need to order a post war world. He invited the Big Four, as they were called, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, China and the United States to embark …show more content…
A significant search was undertaken. With most of Europe in ruins after the war, it became evident fairly quickly that Europe was not a good place to look as they were unable to maintain themselves let alone a major project. Eventually, the group settled on a rural piece of property in New York City. All agreed on the New York City location, and it became the new permanent home to the United Nations. The land upon which the United Nations buildings stand in Turtle Bay, Manhattan was donated by the Rockefeller family. The Rockefeller’s hoped that by making the donation they were contributing to a new world effort toward lasting …show more content…
The General Assembly is where all 193 members of the United Nations meet, September through December, to discuss pressing and difficult issues. Each member of the United Nations General Assembly has one vote. The General Assembly can help stop potential aggression and conflicts several ways. They have the ability to “initiate studies and make recommendations to promote the development and codification of international law” (United Nations Website). They can take a problem and look for solutions with all of its members input, much like a large brainstorming session. Additionally, the General Assembly has the ability to initiate actions that are ‘political, economic, humanitarian, social, and legal”(United Nations Website) . These actions can and have affected millions of people all over the world since the inception of the United Nations. Some of the issues that the General Assembly takes on regarding world security are: disarmament, potential genocide and financial situations that may cause financial collapse of a country. The General Assembly may also take action in the case of an eminent threat to peace. An example would be a threat by North Korea to launch a nuclear

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