The modern world
1. International agencies and the Catholic Church
- INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES. To secure peace and avoid new wars, the League of Nations- after the First World War- and the United Nations (UN)- after the Second World War- were founded. The UN objective is to prevent new wars and use its military forces to achieve it.
The UN acts through the General Assembly, formed by all the Member States, and the Security Council, constituted by five permanent members (EE.UU., Great Britain, France, Russia and China) and six temporary members chosen by the General Assembly.
The UN is composed by different specialized organisms:
+ UNESCO, the Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
+ WHO. The World Health Organization, it makes elimination of diseases through vaccination campaigns and many investigations.
+ OIT. The International Labour Organization, they job is to improve working conditions.
+ FAO. Food and Agriculture Organization.
- THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. It always have had the mission of save and maintain peace between all men, and comfort them of the ravages of war. In name of the Church, the Pope or Vicar of Christ have not ceased of condemn violence and corruption in politics. In their encyclicals and speeches, the last Popes bravely condemned many problems, offering Christian answers to all of them. The Popes, with their high moral prestige and a patient and skilfull diplomacy, work for peace and justice. Afterwards Benedicto XVI and Francisco. (see Pope John Paul II picture).
2. Indica si esto se refiere a los organismos internacionales o a la Iglesia Católica: