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The United Nations or UN as it is most commonly known was originally the League of Nations (LoN), an organization founded by the Treaty of Versailles in 1919-1920 that was used to push the Rights of Man. By 1935, the LoN had 58 member countries, and it wasn't until 1945 that World War II required it to maintain a much greater presence; this then created the United Nations.

Issues

The United Nations has created numerous treaties and declarations to enforce doctrines such as secularism (secular humanism). The United Nations has also advocated for the promotion and legalization of homosexuality and homosexual relations. The UN, in addition to acting negative to the State of Israel by encouraging Israel's partition into Palestine, also has demonstrated Islamic leanings.

Finally, the controversial United Nations Arms Trade Treaty is seen by gun-owning Americans as an attack on US sovereignty.[1]

History

The United Nations (UN) is an international organization made up of countries; most but not all countries are members. It was founded on October 24, 1945 in San Francisco, California, following the Dumbarton Oaks Conference in Washington, DC, but the first General Assembly, with 51 nations represented, was not held until January 10, 1946 (held in Central Hall Westminster, London). Before World War II, there existed a somewhat similar organization under the name of League of Nations, which can thus be considered the UN's precursor. UN membership is open to all "peace-loving states" that accept the obligations of the UN Charter and, in the judgment of the organization, are able and willing to fulfill these obligations. The General Assembly determines admission upon recommendation of the Security Council.

As of 2014, there were 193 members in the United Nations.[2]

The Security Council

The Security Council, a sub–organization within the UN has representatives from member countries present at the United Nations Headquarters at all times. The five permanent members are China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States. The ten non-permanent members are Austria, Japan, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lebanon, Uganda, Brazil, Mexico, Gabon and Nigeria.[3]

The many meetings are usually on the enforcement or discussion of international security through a world government body creating policy and implementing it.[4][5]

References

  1. [1] National Rifle Association -- Arms Trade Treaty
  2. Member States of the United Nations by UN
  3. Membership of the Security Council by UN
  4. UN Security Council by UN
  5. Annotated preliminary list of items to be included in the provisional agenda of the sixty-fourth regular session of the General Assembly by United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General ; 15 June 2009

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