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The Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 Members, and each Member has one vote. Under the UN Charter, all Member States are obligated to comply with Council decisions.
The UN system is mainly financed through assessed and voluntary contributions from member states. The UN Specialized Agencies are funded partly through assessments and voluntary contributions. The course will go through the Regular Budget, the Peacekeeping Budget, and the international tribunals budget, which are funded through assessments.
Half of humanity - 3.5 billion people - lives in cities today and by 2030, almost 60 percent of the world’s population will leave in urban areas (UNDESA 2014). Rapid urbanization is exerting pressure on fresh water supplies, sewage, the living environment, and public health.