The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization headquartered on international territory in New York City. It was set up after WW2 and is the most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world.
A forum for discussion and working out of differences without using force, to:
- maintain international peace and security
- develop friendly relations among nations
- achieve international cooperation
- be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations
John D. Rockefeller III, on behalf of his father donated 8,5 million USD for the purchase of the site of the UN building. The Rockefeller Foundation also played an important role in the transition from the League of Nations to the United Nations.
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 P5). The permanent members have veto powers, and the security council's approval is needed for resolutions involving military force.
The United Nations is a thoroughly corrupted organisation probably beyond repair. For decades it has not been able to keep it's own peacekeeping forces in check and focused on their mission. At headquarters cronyism and greed govern actions. The Security Council debates have been called "a sham" and few governments even stay to hear. Non-permanent members have essentially been relegated to a role of rubber-stamping decisions made by the P5 or choosing between their contending positions.
A Document by UN
|Title||Document type||Publication date||Subject(s)|
|File:UN-Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict-2010.pdf||report||2010||Afghanistan/2001 Invasion|
|Joris Voorhoeve||“Take into account that 2/3ds of UN member states are no democracy, also take into count that quite a number of states are run by criminal organisations. Colonialism did not end, it took a different form.”||Joris Voorhoeve|
University of Leiden
|12 April 2016|
|Document: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.|
|Document:Time to Start Paying Attention: The US Just Bombed Russians in Syria||Article||9 February 2018||Darius Shahtahmasebi||It is not clear if Russia has a retaliation of its own in mind, but we would do well to remember that when similar incidents took place last year, Russia indicated that they would begin targeting US jets if they had to. Almost immediately after this stark warning, Australia pulled its planes out of its air missions in Syria.|
|Document:UN Charter||historical document||26 June 1945||51 member countries|
Documents sourced from UN
|Document:Ahmadinijad UN Statement 2011||statement||9-11|
|22 September 2011||Mahmoud Ahmadinejad|
|File:A.HRC.14.24.Add6.pdf||report||Assassination||28 May 2010||The UN Special Rapporteur reports on "targeted killings" by states.|
|File:Company-Occupied territories trading.pdf||Database||Israel|
Israeli occupied territories
|12 February 2020||UN/Human Rights Council||Database of all business enterprises involved in the activities detailed in paragraph 96 of the report of the independent international fact-finding mission to investigate the implications of the Israeli settlements on the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of the Palestinian people throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights|
|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||Israel/Defense Forces|
2010 Gaza Freedom Flotilla
|1 October 2010||UN 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|