Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The first in 1954 awarded to the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, for its assistance to refugees, and finally in 1988 to the United Nations Peace-keeping Forces, for its peace-keeping operations.

 The United Nations has made many achievements since the agreement made in 1945.

Drawing heavily on the information in the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, the U.S. proposal to the United Nations on international controls on nuclear material (named the Baruch Plan for its author Bernard Baruch) was presented. It called for the establishment of an international authority to control potentially dangerous atomic activities, license all other atomic activities, and carry out inspections.


United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

“United Nations” should not be abbreviated in English. The form “ONU” is acceptable in French.

As the world began recovering from World War II, the first General Assembly of the United Nations met in London in January 1946, and created the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission. Part of their charge was to eliminate all weapons of mass destruction, including the atomic bomb.


FHSMUN | Florida's premier Model United Nations group

As of 28 June 2006, following the addition of , 192 independent nations were members of the UnitedNations.
Two countries, generally accepted as independent, are not:,
See the page on for other "countries" that are of course not members of the UN.

Model United Nations of the Far West - MUNFW

The first in 1954 awarded to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, for its assistance to refugees, and finally in 1988 to the United Nations Peace-keeping Forces, for its pea...

United Nations Regional Courses in International Law

There's an interesting article atabout Donal McLaughlin, the designer of the original version of the UN emblemthat is also the basis for the flag. According to the article, the design wasoriginally for a lapel pin to be worn by attendees at the San FranciscoConference in 1945. Mr. McLaughlin recently celebrated his 100th birthday.
, 21 October 2007

United Nations Fifty Years - Constitutional Rights …

The Flag Code covers such matters as Design of flag (Article 1), Dignity offlag (2), Flag protocol (3), Use of the flag by the UN and its agencies (4), Useof flag generally (Use of flag in military operations (Article 8), Manufactureand sale of flag (Article 9), Violation (Article 10), Regulations (Article 11).

The provisions of the Regulations are similar: Dimensions of flag (I), Flagprotocol (II), Use of flag generally (III), Prohibitions (IV), Mourning (V),Manufacture (VI) Alphabetical order (VII), followed by a Schedule of membernations at that date, in the English alphabetical order and a note stating thatthe laws of a member state should prevail in respect of any conflict which mightexist.

The UN's organisation chart can be found here:. This chart also contains a link toeach organisation's web site, so as to aid those who might be interested ininvestigating the meaning of the many acronyms used by the UN.

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(1) United Nations, Department of Public Information, Dag Hammarskj ld Library,Flag Code of the United Nations, as consulted web site, 29August 2006
(2) United Nations, Organization Chart of the United Nations, as consulted UNWeb site 29 August 2006
, 31 August 2006

Official Languages | United Nations

This judgment followed man’s first attempt after the great Flood to build a “United Nations,” established for the purpose of exalting man’s will against that of God.

The amazingly accurate tenth chapter of Genesis names the earth’s seventy original national units, resulting from this dispersion8-5.