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Banners of the "international community" at the United Nations in Geneva

The term "international community" is a political phrase that can refer to either: Image File history File links Nuvola_apps_important. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 574 KB) en: Flags at the ONU building, Geneva. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 574 KB) en: Flags at the ONU building, Geneva. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... Geneva (pronunciation //; French: Genève //, German:   //, Italian: Ginevra //, Romansh: Genevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich), and is the most populous city of Romandy (the French-speaking part of Switzerland). ... Politics is the process by which decisions are made within groups. ...

  • All the lands represented within the United Nations.
  • The people of the lands all over the world.
  • Shared values and principles among the primary actors within an international system.

The international community is regulated by the international law created by the international treaties. The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...

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History

Usage of the term began in the 1960s.[citation needed] Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the 1950s, political cartoons used a picture of a man, often wearing a hat, whose head was a globe. This figure was labelled "The World"[citation needed].


Usage of the expression

It has been claimed that the superpower nations (now mainly the United States, although China and Russia are both capable of intercontinental force projection) use the term to describe organizations in which they play a predominant role, regardless of the opinion of other nations. For example, the Kosovo War was described as an action of the "international community" even though it was undertaken by NATO, which represented under ten percent of the world's population during the Kosovo War, this including Italy and Greece who were in opposition to the involvements. The USA and USSR were the two superpowers during the Cold War. ... In military and diplomatic calculations, projection of force is the capacity, either implied, or demonstrated in practice, to exert control over distant theatres through military action. ... The term Kosovo War or Kosovo Conflict is often used to describe two sequential and at times parallel armed conflicts (a civil war followed by an international war) in the southern Serbian province called Kosovo (officially Kosovo and Metohia), part of the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. ... NATO 2002 Summit in Prague. ...


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Similarly, "international community" is being used by some Western leaders when criticizing Iran for its nuclear ambitions by saying that "Iran is defying the will of the international community by continuing uranium enrichment". The league of non-aligned nations (122 countries out of 193 recognised governments by both the USA and the UK, well over 50%) has in fact backed Iran's right to uranium enrichment. In this case, those countries do not form a part of the "international community". The term Western world, the West or the Occident (Latin occidens -sunset, -west, as distinct from the Orient) [1] can have multiple meanings dependent on its context (e. ... Enriched uranium is uranium whose uranium-235 content has been increased through the process of isotope separation. ...


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International community - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (148 words)
The international community is regulated by the international law created by the international treaties.
It has been claimed that the superpower nations (now mainly the United States) use the term to describe organizations in which they play a predominant role, regardless of the opinion of other nations.
For example, the Kosovo War was described as an action of the international community even though it was undertaken by NATO, which represents approximately ten percent of the world's population.
BBC NEWS | UK | Politics | Blair's 'international community' doctrine (873 words)
International terrorism post-11 September and the spread of weapons of mass destruction require a further redefinition of the rights of a nation-state, he argued in a speech on Friday.
He wondered whether international law should not be developed to avoid situations where "a regime can systematically brutalise and oppress its people and there is nothing anyone can do, when dialogue, diplomacy and even sanctions fail, unless it comes within the definition of a humanitarian catastrophe".
Tony Blair in fact first mentioned his doctrine of international community (and world figures like to be known for their doctrines) in a speech in Chicago in 1999.
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