What are some of the benefits that a country derives from being a member of the UN? Before we go taking a look at some of the advantages of being a member of the United Nations, let us first take some time to find out what actually the United Nations is.What is the United Nations? The United Nations – also the UN is an international organization formed in 1945 to promote international peace, security and cooperation among member nations. The United Nations comprises of independent countries from all over the word.
The United Nations or UN has its headquarters in New York City.
The major objectives of the United Nations are as follow:
The UN promotes peace in troubled regions all over the world.
The UN promotes human rights all over the globe.
The UN promotes economical development
The UN aims to eradicate extreme poverty in nations all over the world.
The UN has agencies that fight against major diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria.
The above are just some of the major objectives of the United Nations.
What are the advantages that a country gains from being a member of the United Nations?
Aid and assistance: This is one of the major advantages a country gets from being part of the United Nations organization. In the event that the country is plagued with a major disaster such as a major earthquake, tsunami or flood, the UN would not hesitate for a moment sending help to the country.
Economical development of the nation: A nation that is a member of the United Nations stands to benefit greatly through the United Nation’s special agencies, the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF). For example, a country that is part of the United Nations can have access to loans from the World Bank which can be used to develop the country and boost the country’s economy. This sadly cannot be enjoyed by a country that is not a member of the United Nations. The IMF also gives UN member nations emergency loans. This is mostly given to indebted countries.
Strengthening of the health sector of a country: The United Nations helps member nations to strengthen their health sectors. The UN does this mainly through its very famous agency, the World Health Organization (WHO). Member countries – especially the poor ones end up benefiting greatly from some of the objectives of the WHO such as the eradication of the child mortality, maternal health and the fight against HIV/AIDS and malaria. Thanks to the WHO from the United Nations, many member countries in places such as Africa, Asia and certain parts of South America have been able to curb the menace of HIV/AIDS through the resources and logistics giving to them by the World Health Organization to promote health.
Strengthening of human rights within the country: Any country that joins the United Nations is bound by the rules and principles of the UN. One of the basic rules and principles of the UN is that all member countries must respect the fundamental human rights of all. As a result of this, human rights is greatly strengthened in the country. Protecting the human rights of people regardless of their race, sex, or religion plays a very important role in deepening the democracy of a country. This is another benefit that a country derives from being a member of the UN.