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Comparing The Old United Nations Human Development Index To The New One The United Nations is an international organization established immediately after World War 2 to maintain international peace and security and to achieve cooperation in solving international economic social cultural and humanitarian problems The United Nations Charter which is the organizations governing treaty was first drawn up in 1945 at a meeting held in San Francisco The principle organs of the United Nations charter are the General Assembly the Security Council the Economic and Social Council the trusteeship Council the International Court of Justice and the Secretariat Other than trying to maintain peace and order around the world the United Nations also gives an annual report of each countrys economic and social status in the world in order to find the problems that a country might be facing The United Nations uses the human development index to measure the quality of life in different places in the world The human development index is made up of indicators which are elements of the standard of living that are used to measure contrasts between societies Each indicator in the human development index measures and compares a specific element of standard of living in a country In this essay we will compare the old human development index to the new and improved human development index We will also learn about Canadas ranking in the world and some of the problems Canada is facing today The old human development index used by the United Nations consisted of three main indicators The first indicator used in the old human development index was the infant mortality rate The infant mortality rate is the number of deaths of infants Children under one year of age per thousand of total live births The lower the infant mortality of a country is the more developed that countrys health and medical system
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