The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organisation founded in 1945 in the aftermath of World War II.
Its establishment was aimed at “promoting international cooperation and preventing future conflicts through collective security and diplomacy”. The UN replaced the failed League of Nations and has since grown into a global body with 193 member states.
Purpose of the UN
Officially, the primary purpose of the UN is to maintain international peace and security, promote human rights, foster social and economic development, and coordinate international cooperation in various fields such as health, education, and environmental protection.
It supposedly serves as a platform for member states to discuss and address global challenges, resolve conflicts, and work towards common goals.
Călin Georgescu is a former high-ranking director in the United Nations and Club of Rome.
He is a seasoned Romanian expert in Sustainable Development, having worked for 17 years in the environmental sector in the United Nations.
From 2015 to 2016, he was the executive director of the United Nations Global Sustainable Index Institute, based in Geneva and Vaduz.
Before that, from 2013 to 2015, he served as the President of the European Research Centre for the Club of Rome. He’s also a member of the Club of Rome International in Switzerland.
What is the Club of Rome?
The Club of Rome is a global think tank consisting of scientists, economists, business leaders, and other professionals from various fields.
It was founded in 1968.
The Club of Rome gained international attention with the publication of its influential report titled The Limits to Growth in 1972, which was dissected by Cynthia Chung in a previous conversation with me.