History UsefulNotes / UnitedNations

25th Jan '16 5:23:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/ThirteenDays'': The showdown between U.S. ambassador Adlai Stevenson and Soviet ambassador Valerian Zorin at the UN Security Council over the Soviet placement of missiles in Cuba is a large of part of what helps rally world opinion on the side of the U.S. in the crisis.
22nd Nov '15 4:01:08 PM nombretomado
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# Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1991-1996): Formerly Egyptian Foreign Minister. Noted for his funny name, love of French culture (he was later Secretary-General of ''La Francophonie'') and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick ignoring the Rwandan Genocide]]. Oops. A failure to do fix dysfunction in the UN anything even ''after'' the Genocide was over and everyone had taken their lumps earned him the ire of the United States, which led an effort to "do him in," in the unfortunate wording of one of the American diplomats responsible. Others claim that he was too critical of the US tendancy of wanting the UN to always agree with them [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney because they donate the most money]], who subsequently got rid of him. So far the only one-term Secretary-General. Noted in the UK for being suckered into a fake interview with SachaBaronCohen on ''DaAliGShow'', where Ali kept referring to him as Boutros Boutros Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
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# Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1991-1996): Formerly Egyptian Foreign Minister. Noted for his funny name, love of French culture (he was later Secretary-General of ''La Francophonie'') and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick ignoring the Rwandan Genocide]]. Oops. A failure to do fix dysfunction in the UN anything even ''after'' the Genocide was over and everyone had taken their lumps earned him the ire of the United States, which led an effort to "do him in," in the unfortunate wording of one of the American diplomats responsible. Others claim that he was too critical of the US tendancy of wanting the UN to always agree with them [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney because they donate the most money]], who subsequently got rid of him. So far the only one-term Secretary-General. Noted in the UK for being suckered into a fake interview with SachaBaronCohen Creator/SachaBaronCohen on ''DaAliGShow'', where Ali kept referring to him as Boutros Boutros Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
14th Nov '15 5:23:21 PM nombretomado
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* Likewise, in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', Earth is defended by the UN [[SpaceNavy "Spacy"]], or in [[Anime/MacrossFrontier later sequels]], the ''New'' UN Spacy. The ''{{Robotech}}'' adaptation of ''Macross'' has a similar organization, usually called the "United Earth Government" or the "United World Government" in spinoff fiction even though they write "UN Spacy" on all their mecha.
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* Likewise, in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', Earth is defended by the UN [[SpaceNavy "Spacy"]], or in [[Anime/MacrossFrontier later sequels]], the ''New'' UN Spacy. The ''{{Robotech}}'' ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' adaptation of ''Macross'' has a similar organization, usually called the "United Earth Government" or the "United World Government" in spinoff fiction even though they write "UN Spacy" on all their mecha.
24th Oct '15 11:07:43 AM Prfnoff
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Less hedging
Those dudes in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity who try to solve the world's problems. They were set up to prevent WorldWarIII; heck, it's worked so far! At the very least, the UN has been more successful than their predecessor, the UsefulNotes/LeagueOfNations, who were created to prevent ''UsefulNotes/WorldWarII'' - and we all know how successful they were at that. The organization was founded on October 24, 1945, as the official replacement for the League of Nations; it was known as UNO (United Nations Organization) in its early years, partly because the term "United Nations" had previously been used for the Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. They've always been based in New York City, but didn't start moving into their permanent headquarters at Turtle Bay until the early 1950s.
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Those dudes in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity who try to solve the world's problems. They were set up to prevent WorldWarIII; heck, it's worked so far! At the very least, the UN has been more successful than their predecessor, the UsefulNotes/LeagueOfNations, who were created to prevent ''UsefulNotes/WorldWarII'' - and we all know how successful they were at that. The organization was founded on October 24, 1945, as the official replacement for the League of Nations; it was known as UNO (United Nations Organization) in its early years, partly because the term "United Nations" had previously been used for the Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. They've always been based in New York City, but didn't start moving into their permanent headquarters at Turtle Bay until the early 1950s. 1950.
7th Sep '15 10:50:38 AM Prfnoff
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[[AC:Roleplaying Games]] * In {{GURPS}},at least two alternate Earths are led (in all but name) by their United Nations: The main one from InfiniteWorlds and the one from GURPSSupers. In both there are still sovereign states that must be dealt with diplomatically, but the UN still has actual military power (but both are still mainly benevolent.)
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[[AC:Roleplaying Games]] [[AC:{{Music}}]] * "Preamble for a Solemn Occasion" by Music/AaronCopland commemorates and includes optional spoken excerpts from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the General Assembly in 1948. [[AC:TabletopGames]] * In {{GURPS}},at ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'', at least two alternate Earths are led (in all but name) by their United Nations: The main one from InfiniteWorlds ''TabletopGame/InfiniteWorlds'' and the one from GURPSSupers.''TabletopGame/GURPSSupers''. In both there are still sovereign states that must be dealt with diplomatically, but the UN still has actual military power (but both are still mainly benevolent.)
7th Sep '15 10:15:55 AM Prfnoff
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Those dudes in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity who try to solve the world's problems. They were set up to prevent WorldWarIII; heck, it's worked so far! At the very least, the UN has been more successful than their predecessor, the UsefulNotes/LeagueOfNations, who were created to prevent ''UsefulNotes/WorldWarII'' - and we all know how successful they were at that. The organization was founded on October 24, 1945, as the official replacement for the League of Nations; it was known as UNO (United Nations Organization) in its early years, partly because the term "United Nations" had previously been used for the Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Actually, they're ambassadors from all the UN member states, plus the many, many interpreters. Since every nation can join (and almost all have, although UsefulNotes/{{Switzerland}} didn't join until 2002!) that means every nation can stand up in front of the world and air their grievances.
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Those dudes in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity who try to solve the world's problems. They were set up to prevent WorldWarIII; heck, it's worked so far! At the very least, the UN has been more successful than their predecessor, the UsefulNotes/LeagueOfNations, who were created to prevent ''UsefulNotes/WorldWarII'' - and we all know how successful they were at that. The organization was founded on October 24, 1945, as the official replacement for the League of Nations; it was known as UNO (United Nations Organization) in its early years, partly because the term "United Nations" had previously been used for the Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. They've always been based in New York City, but didn't start moving into their permanent headquarters at Turtle Bay until the early 1950s. Actually, they're ambassadors from all the UN member states, plus the many, many interpreters. interpreters. Since every nation can join (and almost all have, although UsefulNotes/{{Switzerland}} didn't join until 2002!) that means every nation can stand up in front of the world and air their grievances.
7th Sep '15 9:59:26 AM Prfnoff
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Those dudes in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity who try to solve the world's problems. They were set up to prevent WorldWarIII; heck, it's worked so far! At the very least, the UN has been more successful than their predecessor, the UsefulNotes/LeagueOfNations, who were created to prevent ''UsefulNotes/WorldWarII'' - and we all know how successful they were at that.
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Those dudes in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity who try to solve the world's problems. They were set up to prevent WorldWarIII; heck, it's worked so far! At the very least, the UN has been more successful than their predecessor, the UsefulNotes/LeagueOfNations, who were created to prevent ''UsefulNotes/WorldWarII'' - and we all know how successful they were at that. that. The organization was founded on October 24, 1945, as the official replacement for the League of Nations; it was known as UNO (United Nations Organization) in its early years, partly because the term "United Nations" had previously been used for the Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
5th Sep '15 8:18:39 PM nombretomado
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# Trygve Lie (1946-1952): Formerly Norwegian foreign minister, he pissed off the Soviets shortly before the end of his first term; it didn't help that Norway joined {{NATO}} when it was founded in 1949. He got his second term partly out of confusion about the rules, and resigned under Soviet pressure.
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# Trygve Lie (1946-1952): Formerly Norwegian foreign minister, he pissed off the Soviets shortly before the end of his first term; it didn't help that Norway joined {{NATO}} UsefulNotes/{{NATO}} when it was founded in 1949. He got his second term partly out of confusion about the rules, and resigned under Soviet pressure.
19th Aug '15 7:51:55 PM sorako
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* The main characters of ''LightNovel/JinruiWaSuitaiShimashita'' are all employed by the UN. Presumably the UN has taken over as the government thanks to the whole "[[JustBeforeTheEnd humanity dying out]]" thing.
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* The main characters of ''LightNovel/JinruiWaSuitaiShimashita'' ''LightNovel/HumanityHasDeclined'' are all employed by the UN. Presumably the UN has taken over as the government thanks to the whole "[[JustBeforeTheEnd humanity dying out]]" thing.

10th Jul '15 5:02:11 PM nombretomado
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* Likewise, in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', Earth is defended by the UN [[SpaceNavy "Spacy"]], or in [[MacrossFrontier later sequels]], the ''New'' UN Spacy. The ''{{Robotech}}'' adaptation of ''Macross'' has a similar organization, usually called the "United Earth Government" or the "United World Government" in spinoff fiction even though they write "UN Spacy" on all their mecha.
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* Likewise, in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', Earth is defended by the UN [[SpaceNavy "Spacy"]], or in [[MacrossFrontier [[Anime/MacrossFrontier later sequels]], the ''New'' UN Spacy. The ''{{Robotech}}'' adaptation of ''Macross'' has a similar organization, usually called the "United Earth Government" or the "United World Government" in spinoff fiction even though they write "UN Spacy" on all their mecha.
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