United Nations

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The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and the achieving of world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.

There are currently 192 member states, including nearly every sovereign state in the world. From its offices around the world, the UN and its specialized agencies decide on substantive and administrative issues in regular meetings held throughout the year. The organization is divided into administrative bodies, primarily: the General Assembly (the main deliberative assembly); the Security Council (decides certain resolutions for peace and security); the Economic and Social Council (assists in promoting international economic and social cooperation and development); the Secretariat (provides studies, information, and facilities needed by the UN); the International Court of Justice (the primary judicial organ). Additional bodies deal with the governance of all other UN System agencies, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The UN's most visible public figure is the Secretary-General, currently Ban Ki-moon of South Korea, who attained the post in 2007. The organization is financed from assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states, and has six official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.

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Unlike in the real world, the UN is an institution of value such that parties are willing to wage war over its control. Thorvald of Lym is especially dedicated to reclaiming its legitimacy; the Eastern Union pays hearty donations and routes most of its diplomatic negotiations through the General Assembly. This has led some to jokingly nickname the Union the "UNion".

CivGeneral also wishes to see the United Nations restored to relevancy. Although the annexation of America defaults its permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council to the Republic of Coruscant, the Republic itself has yet to become a member of the UN. Coruscant was still smarting from experiences when Stylesrj usurped control of the United Nations and abused the authority of the "Blue Helmets". The Republic of Coruscant has considered becoming a member of the UN so long as the events of DYOS 9 does not repeat themselves.

UN Members

(asterisk indicates permanent seat in the UN Security Council)

UN Observers

Former member, expelled

Notes

  1. While the Eastern Union is officially recognized, member states continue to represent themselves individually
  2. 2.0 2.1 Member of the Republic of Coruscant
  3. The validity of the American veto has been contested, as Coruscant is not a member of the United Nations; see article: Annexation of America
  4. Still an observer despite being the successor state of the United States and inheritance of its permanent seat in the UN Security Council