UN Principal Organs Quiz

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What is considered by many to be the most powerful organ of the UN?

The Security Council

Which countries are the Permanent 5 (P5) members of the Security Council?

China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States

What is a significant challenge faced by the Security Council in implementing international acts of military intervention?

P5's veto power

What is the primary function of the Security Council within the UN?

Making decisions on military intervention and peacekeeping

What are the primary sources of global governance or public international law?

Treaties and Conventions, General Principles of Law

When was the United Nations created?

End of World War II (WWII)

How many members were originally part of the United Nations when it was created?

51 members

What is the mandate of the United Nations?

To end international war, and promote social and economic development

What is the main task of the International Court of Justice?

Settling inter-state legal disputes with the consent of both parties

What limits the International Court of Justice's authority to settle legal disputes?

The need to respect state sovereignty

What distinguishes the International Court of Justice from the Security Council?

It settles inter-state legal disputes with the consent of both parties

Why does the International Court of Justice require the consent of both parties in settling legal disputes?

To respect state sovereignty

Test your knowledge about the principal organs of the United Nations, including the General Assembly, Security Council, and Economic and Social Council. Learn about their roles and responsibilities in global governance.

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