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					NATO vs. UN
The United Nations Assembly
               History of the UN
   The League of Nations, created after the
    First World War, was the first attempt at
    forming a group focused on promoting
    peace.
   It ultimately failed because several of the
    worlds “Big Powers” failed to support the
    League.
    • The United States never joined
    • Germany only participated for seven years
      and the USSR for only five years
    • Japan and Italy withdrew from the League in
      the mid 30s
     The Aims of the United Nations
   To keep peace throughout the world
   To develop friendly relations between nations
   To work together to help people live better
    lives
   To eliminate poverty, disease and illiteracy in
    the world
   To stop environmental destruction
   To encourage respect for each other’s rights
    and freedoms
   To be a centre for helping nations achieve
    these aims
The Principles of the United Nations
   All Member States have sovereign
    equality
   All Member States must obey the Charter
   Countries must try to settle their
    differences by peaceful means
   Countries must avoid using force or
    threatening to use force
   The UN may not interfere in the domestic
    affairs of any country
   Countries should try to assist the United
    Nations
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
   NATO is an alliance of 26 countries from
    North America and Europe committed to
    fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic
    Treaty signed on April 4th, 1949.
   The fundamental role of NATO is to
    safeguard the freedom and security of its
    member countries by political and
    military means.
   NATO safeguards the Allies’ common
    values of democracy, individual liberty,
    the rule of law and the peaceful
    resolution of disputes, and promotes
    these values throughout the Euro-Atlantic
    area.
NATO is an intergovernmental
         organisation.

The 26 member countries retain
     their full sovereignty.

 All NATO decisions are taken
jointly by the member countries
   on the basis of consensus.

				
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