The United Nations campaign has one general, over all goal - to make this earth, a better earth with better people with better lives. However, this main goal is broken down into nine categories called the Millenium Development Goals (MDG):
These are the eight MDGs that the UN are working toward. They believe that the earth will be in peace and harmony if all the goals are met. All the 191 UN members have pledged to reach all these goals by 2015 - so why won't these goals be reached in time?
The United Nations began on Wednesday, October 24, 1945. 1945 is the same year the United Nations Charter was validated by the members of the United States. Originally, there were 51 members States - the ones who voted, and chose majority of formalizing the Charter. Now, there are 192 members of the UN - 141 members more than there orginally was. These members participate in the General Assembly, which is very similar to the World Parliment.
The UN Symbol
The UN symbol is light blue with an earth with closely bound continents sourounded by olive branches symbolizing peace of earth. The continents are very close to each other; this is meant to show that the regions of the world should be allies with each other. All together, this symbol shows that the world regions should be working together in peace and harmony.