UN: A Foundation Built for Peace

October 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Sustainability

On October 24th, 1945 delegates from around the world went to San Francisco to discuss an international peacekeeping organization.  That Organization is now known as the United Nations with its headquarters in New York City.  The world still sends representatives to meet and discuss world developments and collaborations to resolve conflict with long term results.  Although there have been many wars since the United Nations was founded, there has not been another World War. This was a great fear in the era of nuclear weapons and Super Powers, such as the United States and the former Soviet Union. Surely, just having a meeting place where people could talk instead of fight has helped to prevent a major war.  The United Nations also reminds us of the rights of the oppressed, the rights of women, and the rights of children. It is an organization that makes it possible for us to get into countries to feed the hungry and help the sick.

 

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