The first purpose of the UN, as stated in Article 1 of its charter, is the maintenance of international peace and security. To this end, the organization is required "to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace, and to bring about by peaceful means … adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the peace." The UN has undertaken this heavy responsibility with varying levels of success over the years. However, in the nuclear era, international security in the absence of an organization like the United Nations is unimaginable. More than 1,780 UN peacekeepers died in the service of international peace and security between 1945 and 2002. In recognition of their invaluable contribution to world peace, the United Nations peacekeeping forces were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1988.

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Nov 10, 2009 @ 1:13 pm
thui is indeed an iteresting peace may i please learn more of this
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Nov 27, 2012 @ 4:16 pm
Thanks very much for more enlightenment. I believe the international security (UN) should put more effort in strengthened the pillars of peace like focusing on the media in preaching the effects of being in a conflict zone, empower people especially the women to be self sufficient, thereby creating institutions for learning various skills inorder to be independent, focus on the government inorder to restructure the judicial area and labour laws that help to enhance the job facilities of every citizen in any country inorder to maintain peace. Many countries in Africa labour minestries are disfunctional which contribute to unemployment of the citizens that hinders development which mostly triggers conflict.

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