First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Gabriela Dos SantosFollow

Mentor/s

Professor Isil Akbulut Gok

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

The general purpose of the United Nation is well known: To preserve world peace and avoid influential nations to engage in acts of war. However, many aspects of the United Nations, in special, its funding, can be seen through a different set of lenses.

By heavily relying on 34% of its funding on nations such as the United States and China, the United Nations finds itself more often than not, in an uncomfortable position where it has to choose whether to listen to its greatest donors or to advocate for humanitarianism, world peace, and amongst other goals stated in its charter.

This research paper has as its goal to establish the manner of which the United Nations has to deal with powerful wealthy nations as well as its own goal currently. By bringing arguments from both sides, this paper illuminates not only past events but also the UN’s agencies in relation to threats such as COVID-19 and recent US halts in contributions to UN agencies.

College and Major available

Criminal Justice, Global Studies BA

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Gabriela Bizarria Dos Santos - Global Studies and Criminal Justice Majors; Political Science and Honors minor. Class of 2022.

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May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 4:00 PM

The United Nations and Its Interests: Dollars or Humanitarianism?

Digital Commons

The general purpose of the United Nation is well known: To preserve world peace and avoid influential nations to engage in acts of war. However, many aspects of the United Nations, in special, its funding, can be seen through a different set of lenses.

By heavily relying on 34% of its funding on nations such as the United States and China, the United Nations finds itself more often than not, in an uncomfortable position where it has to choose whether to listen to its greatest donors or to advocate for humanitarianism, world peace, and amongst other goals stated in its charter.

This research paper has as its goal to establish the manner of which the United Nations has to deal with powerful wealthy nations as well as its own goal currently. By bringing arguments from both sides, this paper illuminates not only past events but also the UN’s agencies in relation to threats such as COVID-19 and recent US halts in contributions to UN agencies.

 

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