The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) a federal government agency, tracks outbreaks of disease in the U.S.. Based on this information, which of the following would most likely be a responsibility of the CDC?
Maintaining the nation’s blood supply
Investigating reports of rabies cases
Providing vaccinations for dogs and cats
Ensuring the safety of child car seats
29. The federal government has passed a law requiring fishing boats to install turtle-excluder devices on their shrimp nets to prevent accidental drownings of sea turtles.
Which of these could be a result of this law?
larger catches of shrimp
more shrimp boats going to sea
higher prices for shrimp
increased drownings of sea turtles
33. In a criminal case on the state level, who or what is always the plaintiff in the case?
the person accused of committing a crime
the person against whom the crime was committed
the U.S. government
the state government
34. In Maryland, which part of the court system handles wills, estates, and other matters of probate?
the Circuit Court
the Court of Appeals
The Federal Court
the Orphans’ Court
International Political Systems
United Nations - an international organization formed after WWII that hoped to settle disputes between nations and prevent any future wars through humanitarian efforts, social and economic development, and protecting human rights
United Nations Headquarters New York , New York
Six Main Bodies of U.N.
General Assembly – main deliberative body with all 192 member states participating
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Joseph Deiss, President of the 65th session of the UN General Assembly, 8 July 2010. (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)
Six Main Bodies of U.N. 2. Security Council –has primary responsibility, under the UN Charter, for the maintenance of international peace and security. The Council is composed of five permanent members — China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States — and ten non-permament members.
Six Main Bodies of U.N. 3. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) – the principal organ to coordinate the economic, social and related work of the United Nations and the specialized agencies and institutions
A. World Health Organization (WHO) a United Nations agency committed to assisting under-developed nations combat health related issues including simple childhood diseases and epidemics
B . World Trade Organization (WTO) - an international organization based in Geneva that monitors and enforces rules governing global trade
Six Main Bodies of U.N. 4. Trusteeship Council – established in 1945 by the UN Charter to provide international supervision for 11 Trust Territories placed under the administration of 7 Member States, and ensure that adequate steps were taken to prepare the Territories for self-government and independence. By 1994, all Trust Territories had attained self-government or independence.
Six Main Bodies of U.N. 5. International Court of Justice – settles legal disputes between states and gives advisory opinions to the UN and its specialized agencies Hague, Netherlands
Six Main Bodies of U.N. 6. Secretariat – an international staff working in duty stations around the world that carries out the diverse day-to-day work of the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
World Bank - One of the world's largest sources of development assistance with helping the poorest people and the poorest countries - headquartered in Washington, D.C.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) - an international organization of 184 countries established to promote monetary cooperation and exchange stability. The organization also fosters economic growth and high levels of employment and provides temporary financial assistance Headquarters -Washington, D.C.