CIVICS

United Nations

The United Nations (UN) is one of the main international organizations and actors in international law. The UN was founded in June 26, 1945 following WWII with the express purpose of guarding peace and preventing war. The principal constitutive...

United Nations Charter

The United Nations Charter (UN Charter, or Charter) is a core constituent document of the United Nations, and the United Nations System. Legally, the UN Charter is an multilateral international treaty, with 192 member states. In addition to creating...

United Nations General Assembly

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is one of the five principal organs of the United Nations. It is composed of representatives of all 192 members of the UN. The UNGA has as its functions the following:

Consider and make recommendations...

United Nations Security Council

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC, or UN Security Council) is one of the five primary organs of the United Nations, responsible for maintaining international peace and security. The UNSC resolutions are binding on all member states. The UNSC...

United Nations System

The United Nations System is based on five active principal organs (formerly six, the UN Trusteeship Council suspended operations in 1994):

UN General AssemblyUN Security CouncilUN Economic and Social CouncilUN SecretariatInternational Court of...

United States Attorney

Definition

An attorney, acting under the direction of the Attorney General, who enforces federal laws within his or her jurisdiction and represents the federal government in civil and criminal cases. The United States Attorney is appointed by the...

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.

USCIS officially assumed responsibility for the immigration service functions of the federal government on March 1,...

United States Code

Federal statutes enacted by Congress and signed by the President (or passed over the President's veto) are compiled into the United States Code (U.S.C.). The U.S. Code, organized by topics into a series of titles, numbered from 1 (General Provisions)...

United States Munitions List

The United States Munitions List is a list of defense articles, services and related technical data designated as such by the federal government. These defense items are controlled by the Arms Export Control Act. The List is divided into twenty-one...

United States Tax Court

Established by Congress under Article I of the Constitution.

Upon a determination of a tax deficiency by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, the taxpayer may dispute the deficiency in the Tax Court before paying any disputed amount.

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