United Nations Research Paper

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“Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time”(Lyndon B. Johnson). The United Nations was founded in 1945 by 51 different states including the United Kingdom. The UN was formed to unite the world and establish world peace. The UN formed the Security Council to take responsibility of world peace and security. The council consists of 15 members, five of the countries are permanent members with veto power, and the other 10 on voted on every two years in a staggered vote. There are 193 countries in the UN, only leaving out North Korea, Palestine, the Vatican City, Kosovo, and Taiwan. The United Kingdom is an important member of the United Nations because it is one of the biggest contributors to peacekeeping, a …show more content…
The League of Nations was founded in January, 1920 after World War I. The League of Nations was one of the factors that started WWII. The league failed because a few of the world powers declined to join (Russia, Germany, and the United States). Then, the UN was founded to establish world peace, and overall create a better society. Furthermore, the UN created the Security Council to be in charge of world peace and security. There are 15 members, five of whom are permanent with veto power. The permanent members are the victors of World War II (UK, US, China, France, and Russia). In 1950, the United Nations won the first of nine Nobel Peace Prizes. The UN has done a lot to improve our society, but there is still a lot to …show more content…
The United Kingdom has taken a major role in many peacekeeping operations. The UK has contributed $140,535,510 in net contributions to UN peacekeeping. It has contributed the fifth most out of all countries (United Nations Official Document). In 2000, the UK, Japan, US, Germany, and France contributed ⅔ of the total peacekeeping funding (Japan 's Funding). United Nations peacekeeping plays an important role in keeping our world safe. The United Nations monitored the ceasefire during the Cold War. The UN and the UK have had 71 peacekeeping operations since 1948. There are currently 16 operations going on. The UK has contributed mightily to these operations. For example, the Britain contributed $25,201,450 to the United Nations Peacekeeping force in Cyprus annually (Britain’s Role in UN Peacekeeping Operations). Furthermore, the UK deployed more than 9000 troops from 2003-2013. The UK helped the UN stop North Korea from testing nuclear weapons. The UK has aided UN peacekeeping since the

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