The Disarmament and International Security Committee (1st Committee of the UN General Assembly) deals with disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community and seeks out solutions to the challenges in the international security regime. Though the Security Council (UNSC) is the only UN body capable of imposing force upon Member States (economically, militarily, or otherwise), the First Committee makes valuable recommendations to the Security Council on all aspects of matters that place global peace at risk. Because the First Committee’s legislative process incorporates the voice of every Member States to the UN, its resolutions are always respected and considered by the Security Council. These resolutions are also salient due to their normative nature.
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The Human Rights Council is an intergovernmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 Member States, which are elected by the United Nations General Assembly. In fact, this Council was created on March 15th 2006 by resolution 60/251 of the UN General Assembly. The Human Rights Council is responsible for strengthening the protection of human rights around the globe. As basic as the concept of human rights may seem at first, numerous countries and organizations have opposed and infringed these rights due to reasons such as cultural beliefs or financial needs. The dilemma stands where the protection of human rights, and the benefit of a country meet. The Human Rights Council aims to find sustainable solutions that would be applicable to any country or body, in order to bring true equality to those who feel injustice because of who they are or where they live.
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The Lok Sabha or House of the People is the lower house of the Parliament of India. The Lok Sabha meets in the Lok Sabha Chambers, SansadBhavan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi. Lok Sabha is composed of representatives of the people chosen by direct election on the basis of adult suffrage. The maximum strength of the House envisaged by the Constitution of India is 552. The total elective membership is distributed among the States in such a way that the ratio between the number of seats allotted to each State and the population of the State is, so far as practicable, the same for all States. Lok Sabha, unless sooner dissolved, continues for five years from the date appointed for its first meeting and the expiration of the period of five years operates as dissolution of the House. However, while a proclamation of emergency is in operation, this period may be extended. The Lok Sabha performs a number of useful functions. Law-making is the main function of the Parliament and in this field the Lok Sabha plays an important role. All types of bills can originate in the Lok Sabha and if a bill is moved in and passed by the Rajya Sabha, it has to come to the Lok Sabha for its approval. . In financial matters, the Lok Sabha has a distinct superiority over the Rajya Sabha. The Money Bill can be introduced only in the Lok Sabha. It is up to the Lok Sabha to accept or reject the suggestions for change in the Money Bill made by the RajyaSabha.It is only the Lok Sabha which can force the Council of Ministers to resign by passing a vote of non-confidence against it. There are also other methods by which the Lok Sabha can exercise control over the central executive. These methods are putting questions, moving adjournment motions and call-attention motions, budget discussions, cut-motions and debates etc. The Lok Sabha shares with the Rajya Sabha the power to amend the constitution. The Lok Sabha takes part in the election of the President and the Vice-President, It elects the Speaker, the Deputy Speakerand its members are elected to different committees of the Parliament. The Lok Sabha has power to punish a person on the ground of breach of privilege,it takes part in the impeachment proceedings against the President of India, It shares power with the Rajya Sabha to remove the Judges of the Supreme Court and the Judges.
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The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), it was established by Council resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946.The CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CWS) was founded in February of 1947 with fifteen female government representatives. From the CWS’s creation until 1962, the Commission created standards for women’s rights, and to combat legislation that subjugated women. Additionally, the CWS has historically made a mission out of collecting data, and using that data to both expose inequality as well as using that data to effect legislative change in many of the UN’s member nations. In 2011, four separate bodies, the Division for the Advancement of Women, the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women, the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women, and the UN Development Fund for Women all came together under the roof of the CWS, and continues to follow through with the various jobs they possess.
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Founded in 1948, the United Nations Correspondents Association has a long history of providing representation and support to the members of the U.N. press corps. These journalists are an essential part of the way international politics operate in the modern world, acting as the link between the U.N. and the public. With the multitude of U.N. committees and assemblies making critical decisions towards current conflicts, contemporary issues, past wounds, and future possibilities, there has to be a way through which these can be shared. Press corps correspondents work tirelessly to disseminate the vital information related to these decisions in a fair and balanced manner to those who will be affected by these decisions.
The Executive Board is mainly responsible for moderation of the committees, both for national and international conferences. The Executive Board shall consist of the Executive Members, who are the President, the Vice-President and the Secretary. The executive power shall be vested in the Executive Board. He/she shall hold office for the conference, together with the Vice-President, and Secretary chosen for the same term. The Executive Members shall in all cases, be privileged.