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United Nations Vocab

TermDefinition
General Assembly The General Assembly: the UN's 193 member states meet in the General Assembly, where each country large or small, rich or poor, has a single vote NOT BINDING, but shows world government opinion.
Security Council The Security Council: is made up of 15 member states of which 5 are permanent: China, France, Russia, UK, and the USA. They are responsible for maintaining peace and settling conflicts that threaten international security.
Member States The UN is made up of 193 countries, known as member states who finance the UN and work together to build global peace and sustainable development.
Resolutions The decisions made in the General Assembly are written in documents called 'resolutions'
UNICEF (UN Children's Fund) UNICEF works for children's rights, survival, development and protection.
WHO WHO is the UN's World Health Organization. Who is the authority on matters of global health and works to ensure all people are free from preventable diseases like malaria and HIV/AIDS.
WFP WFP is the UN World Food Programme - the largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger.
UNESCO UNESCO is the UN's Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Its role is to promote international cooperation in education, science, culture, communication, and information.
UNDP (UN Development Programme) UNDP works to eliminate poverty.
Millennium Goals (yrs and # of goals) 15 years and 8 goals
Sustainable Goals (yrs and # of goals) 15 years and 17 goals
Created by: jdg33