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United Nations

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Sara Betancur-Urrea

on 10 October 2012

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli By JohnieSue Thurman, Laura Knight, Sara Betancur, Johnny Bogle, and Nickolas Cabrera United Nations By Sara Betancur Structure By JohnieSue Thurman History By Laura Knight Current Projects and
What Anthropologists Have to Say By Nickolas Cabrera Roles and Practices
Who Runs It and How? By Johnny Bogle Issues, Controversies,
Critiques, and Reactions Steering Committee
Four commissions San Francisco Conference Predecessors
-The League of Nations
*Main Goals
*Decline History “established a peace which will afford to all nations the means of dwelling in safety within their own boundaries, and which will afford assurance that all the men in all the lands may live out their lives in freedom from fear and want” Charters United Nations Troop Supervision Organization
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
UN Transition Assistance Group
Human Rights Council
Peace building Commission Resolutions and Peace building Elitism ( permanent council / Nuclear )
Labyrinthine Bureaucracy ( effective ? )
Reform Endless criticism to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war….
to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights
to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and …… international law can be
to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom MDP ( 8 goals – some examples )

eradicating extreme poverty and hunger
achieving universal primary education
ensuring environmental sustainability, Lofty Goals/Results ? Current ( Rhetoric/ Anti US Forum ?)

Past ( world Government ? sovereignty ? ) Long History of Critiques, Debates, and Controversy WFP: World Food Programme
Food aid arm of the United Nations
Aims to eliminate the need to continue providing aid in the long term
Provides people living in poverty with resources to develop habits for independent survival
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