A forum for peaceful discussion and working out of differences without using force. It was set up after WW2.
The two main organs of the UN are the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly. The former has a smaller membership - 15 members only, including five permanent members (China, France, Russia, UK & USA). The permanent members have veto powers, and the security council's approval is needed for resolutions involving military force.
A Document by UN
|Title||Document type||Publication date||Subject(s)|
|File:UN-Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict-2010.pdf||report||2010||2001 Invasion of Afghanistan|
|Serious Questions about the Integrity of the UN Report on Syria||paper||5 October 2013||Subrata Ghoshroy||A detailed and scholarly study of the evidence presented in the UN special report on the use of Chemical weapons in Ghouta, Syria on 21 August 2013 and a similar report by 'Human Rights Watch' based largely on it. It is a damning indictment of the manner in which UN reports on sensitive matters and the entire HRW organisation are effectively suborned to Western geo-political purposes.|
|UN Charter||historical document||26 June 1945||51 member countries|
Documents sourced from UN
|File:A.HRC.14.24.Add6.pdf||report||Assassination||28 May 2010||The UN Special Rapporteur reports on "targeted killings" by states.|
|Ahmadinijad UN Statement 2011||statement||9-11|
|22 September 2011||Mahmoud Ahmadinejad|
|File:Leaked-UN-Plan-for-Post-Gadhafi-Libya.pdf||memo||Libya||9 August 2011||An internal UN memo on the plan for UN involvement in 'post-conflict' Libya. It was obtained and first published by Innercitypress.com on 29 August 2011. Its authenticity is not verified but its contents indicate that it probably is a genuine UN document.|
|File:UN HRC Gaza Freedom Flotilla.pdf||report||2010 Gaza Freedom Flotilla|
|1 October 2010||United Nations Human Rights Council||The report of the international fact-finding mission to investigate violations of international law, including international humanitarian and human rights law, resulting from the Israeli attacks on the flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian assistance|