The United Nations

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The United Nations by Mind Map: The United Nations

1. Main Individuals

1.1. The current president of the United Nations General Assembly is H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft.

1.1.1. Was elected on 15 June 2015.

1.2. Each session has 21 vice presidents, who along with the president make up the Bureau of the Assembly.

2. Attending Nations

2.1. As of today, there are 193 countries in the United Nations

2.2. The most recent addition to the United Nations is South Sudan. They joined on 14 July 2011.

2.3. The permanent members of the United Nations Security Council include China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. These five countries have significant roles in the United Nations.

3. Non Attending Nations

3.1. There are a total of 54 countries or territories that are not in the United Nations

3.2. Some countries that are not a part of the United Nations include.

3.2.1. Vatican City

3.2.2. Taiwan

3.2.3. Kosovo *

4. Location

4.1. The United Nations' headquarters are located in New York City, New York in the United States of America.

5. Purpose

5.1. The United Nation's purpose is to maintain international peace and security. They intend to take effective measures to prevent and remove threats to world peace.

5.2. In addition, their purpose is to develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination.

5.3. Thirdly, they try to encourage respect for human rights for freedoms without distinction based on race, sex, language, or religion.

5.4. Lastly, they try to act as a medium of communication through which countries can communicate to reach a common goal.

6. General Meetings

6.1. Meetings focus on debate and voting among the representatives that are present at the meeting.

7. Structure

7.1. The United Nations is made up of several branches such as the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, the International Court of Justice, and the UN Secretariat.

7.1.1. The General Assembly is the main branch. Within this branch, majority rule votes are made on issues regarding peace and security.

8. Purpose and Examples of Organizations

8.1. Human Rights

8.1.1. UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

8.1.1.1. protects refugees worldwide and helps them resettle

8.1.2. The UNDP also assists in reducing inequalities in countries.

8.2. Security

8.2.1. The UNODC helps countries fight against crime and terrorism.

8.3. Environment

8.3.1. UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)

8.3.1.1. voice for the environment within the United Nations System

8.4. Poverty/Hunger

8.4.1. UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)

8.4.1.1. works in countries to eradicate poverty