the United Nations and the European Union
What are supranational organizations?
The United Nations
The goals of the UN are promoting and facilitating cooperation in:
- International Law
- International Security
- Economic Development
- Social Progress
- Human Rights
- Civil Rights
- Civil Liberties
- Political Freedoms
- World Peace
The Origins of the UN
Aspects of the UN
1. The General Assembly - the main deliberative assembly
2. The Security Council - for deciding certain resolutions for peace and security
3. The Economic and Social Council - for assisting in promoting international economic and social cooperation and development
4. The Secretariat - for providing studies, information, and facilities needed by the UN
5. The International Court of Justice - the primary judicial organ
6. The United Nations Trusteeship Council - currently inactive
Other important agencies of the UN include the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Food Program (WFP), and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
The most prominent position in the UN is the Secretary-General position, held by Ban Ki-Moon since 2007.
The UN's main headquarters resides in New York City on international territory.
The European Union
The EU has established one single market through standardized laws and systems that apply to all the member states
They wish to ensue the free movement of people, goods, services and capital.
Enact legislation in both justice and home affairs, and maintain common policies on trade, agriculture, fisheries, and regional development.
Origins of the EU
The Aspects of the EU
The Council of the European Union - Legislative cabinet
The European Council - no real powers
The Court of Justice of the European Union - Judiciary cabinet
The European Central Bank - central bank for the euro
The Court of Auditors - investigative auditory agency
The European Parliament - elected parliament of the organization