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United Nations (UN) Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Sep. 10, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The United Nations is a unique international organization of 191 sovereign States, representing virtually every country in the world. It was founded [October 24, 1945] after the Second World War to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations and promote social progress, better living standards and human rights. The Member States are bound together by the principles of the UN Charter, an international treaty that spells out their rights and duties as members of the world community.”

“Questions and Answers About the United Nations,” United Nations website (accessed Sep. 10, 2007)

Mission:

to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and

to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and

to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and

to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours, and

to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and

to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and

to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples.

“Charter of the United Nations,” United Nations website (accessed Sep. 10, 2007)

Other:
Organization of Sovereign and Independent States
Quoted in:
  1. Should Palestinian Refugees Have the Right of Return?
  2. What Is Terrorism?
  3. What Is Terrorism?
  4. Who Are the Palestinian Refugees?
  5. How Were the Palestinian Territories Formed?