SOCI 254 Lecture Notes - World Food Programme

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12 Dec 2012
The UN System
- Purpose
- born out of the wars
- federation of nations
- idealistic concept developed in Geneva
- to maintain international peace and security
- develop friendly relations among nations
- achieve international cooperation in solving international problems of an
economic/social/cultural/humanitarian character
- center for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these
common ends
- Key donors
- US, Japan, Germany, UK, France, Italy
- Expenditures (18 billion)
- assessed and voluntary contributions from member states
- annual operating budget
- peacekeeping missions
- Positive record of the UN
- 65 years of existence
- powerful force for good in lives of 100s millions people over the world
- UN + its agencies are responsible for many of the achievements that have
made this world better and safer
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