Was Jesus a real, historical person? Write a direct response to Price’s chapter (Chapter 1) in The Historical Jesus: Five Views. The direct response should be (250-300 words), using two cited sources. One source should be from chapter one of Beilby, J. K., & Eddy, P. R., eds. (2009). The Historical Jesus: Five Views. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
The aim of this essay is to discuss whether or not the United Nations (UN) primarily reflects the interests of the most powerful states. This issue will be considered in the context of human rights governance. The UN Security Council was founded shortly after the end of the Second World War in October 1945 and held its first meeting in London in January 1946. The UN was founded as a result of the failure of the League of Nations, which had been founded after the First World War, to prevent the Second World War (Montaya et al., 2017). Under the provisions made in Article 23 (1) of the UN Charter, the UN Security Council should always have 15 members, 5 of whom were permanent and 10 temporary. The permanent members of the Security Council have the right to veto any resolution put forward by the UN, while the 10 temporary members are elected to represent the region they belong to and serve on the UN for a two-year period (Wallersteen and Johansson, 2004; Steed, 2016). These members then aim to represent the interests of all the other nations in the world (Clements, 2008). Since 1945, the five permanent members of the UN have been the United States, the UK, France, Russia and China (Steed, 2016). These nations were chosen because they were on the winning side at the end of the Second World War. The UN Security Council also has a president who is appointed on a monthly basis and when resolutions are approved they are then enforced by peacekeepers working for the UN who are appointed by its members and are funded by the main budget of the organisation. Today, the UN Security Council is the world’s first ranking national security organisation and it aims to resolve conflicts and prevent human rights violations from taking place (Adams, 2015). Human rights governance is the governance of the world and nations according to the principles of human rights. Human rights are the rights upheld to protect all individuals and shared by all members of the human race regardless of sex, race, nationality or economic background (Ishay, 2004). The definition of human rights is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948, the four pillars of which are ‘dignity, liberty, equality and brotherhood’ (Ishay, 2004). The promotion and application of human rights affects both the implementation of globalisation and social actions in favour for and against human rights principles (Howard-Hassman, 2010). Thus, the UN has the responsibility to act in favour of maintaining human rights principles but may struggle to do so. Once the arguments for and against the UN primarily reflecting the interests of the most powerful states in the context of human rights governance have been presented, conclusions will be presented on this topic. First, it is important to understand the role of the UN in the global system. The UN is wi>GET ANSWER