Modern History: United Nations
The United Nations is an intergovernmental organisation founded on October 24, 1945, Lake Success, New York, United States, during the events of the Second World War by 51 countries that where committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights(UN,2014). The United Nations or UN for short was formally called the League of Nations, but because of its ineffectiveness of not preventing another world war the names and motives had to be changed to prevent another World War from happening again. There were only 51 founding member states, there are now 193 out of the 195 countries in the world today that are a part of this organisation today ( . The name of the “United Nations” was brought to the attention of 26 representative nations that had agreed on a pledged to continue to fight the Axis of power at the time, by the United States President, President Franklin D Roosevelt. The former title of the United Nations was The League of Nations. The League of Nations was an organisation that was conceived in very similar circumstances but during the First World War and was established by world leaders in 1919 by the Treaty of Versailles. The League of Nations was the base of the first worldwide organisation that strived for peace and prosperity in the world because of the horrendous impact that the World War had done to the world. Therefore countries had seen this problematic issue and saw for war never to happen again and accepting the League of Nations be established to prevent anymore conflicts. The League of Nations motives were “to promote international cooperation and to achieve peace and security. During 1945 the members of 50 countries met in San Francisco United States of America at the “United Nations Conference of International Organisation” to decide on a United Nations charter....
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