The United Nations (U.N.)

Secretary-Generals of the U.N.

International organization established Oct. 24, 1945 CE, with 100-150 member nations.

While individual U.N. international agencies accomplished many positive results (i.e. elimination of smallpox, international telecommunications standards, etc.), the U.N. was always hampered by having no power of enforcement. Member nations could (and frequently did) ignore U.N. resolutions that were inconvenient.

By the time the Nexus gave teeth to the United Nations, the U.N. was so mired in bureaucracy and internal politics as to be almost completely ineffective.

In the crisis of 2042 CE, the UN's authority was transferred to the Terran Council.

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