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UNO General Knowledge MCQs - 1

When did Joseph Stalin, Franklin D Roosevelt and Winston Churchill met in Iran and agreed in Principle to form United Nations?
(a) October 1943 ✓
(b) August 1942
(c) September 1944
(d) November 1941

The United Nations Genera) Assembly has designated, the year 2012 as the International Year of____.
(a) Forests
(b) Planet Earth
(c) Reconciliation
(d) Sustainable Energy for All ✓

Which of the following sets of four countries Is responsible for forming the constitution of UNO in October 1944?
(a) United States, England, France and Soviet Union ✓
(b) United States, England, China and Soviet Union
(c) United States, Germany, China and Soviet Union
(d) United States, Canada, England and Soviet Union

On June 26, 1945, at San Francisco the United Nations Charter was signed by the delegates of how many countries
(a) 35
(b) 45
(c) 50 ✓
(d) 48

When did UNO formally come into existence?
(a) October 24, 1945 ✓
(b) September 15, 1945
(c) August 20, 1945
(d) July 20, 1945

Which day is celebrated as United Nations Day?
(a) September 24
(b) August 24
(c) October 24 ✓
(d) November 24

United Nations emblem consists of__________.
(a) Global map Projected from South Pole and embraced in twin Olive branches
(b) Global map Projected from North Pole and embraced in twin Olive branches ✓
(c) Global map Projected from North Pole and two branches of Olive branches with a Pigeon
(d) None of them

New members are admitted to the General Assembly of UNO on the recommendation of Security Council and ______.
(a) Simple majority of members of General Assembly
(b) Two-third majority of members of General Assembly ✓
(c) Three-fourth majority of members of General Assembly
(d) All the members of General Assembly

Pakistan joined UNO on
(a) 30 September, 1947 ✓
(b) 30 August, 1947
(c) 30 December, 1948
(d) 30 September, 1948

Today the membership of UNO has risen to
(a) 185 members
(b) 195 members
(c) 193 members ✓
(d) 197 members
Which of the following countries was the second last member inducted in September 2002 UN Genera! Assembly?
(a) Czech Republic
(b) Tonga
(c) Timor-East
(d) Montenegro ✓

How many Principal bodies of the UNO are there?
(a) 4
(b) 6 ✓
(c) 7
(d) 8

The first Secretary-General of the United Nations was
(a) Mrs Vijay Lakshmi Pandit
(b) Trygue Lie ✓
(c) Dag Hommarskoeld
(d) U. Thant

Which of the following countries was expelled from UNO when it did not accept the name as suggested by the UNO?
(a) Indonesia
(b) South Africa
(c) Southern Rhodesia ✓
(d) Taiwan

The General Assembly discusses and makes recommendations on any subject mentioned in UN Charter except
(a) Those which are not allowed by the non-permanent members of Security Council
(b) Those with which Security Council may be dealing ✓
(c) Those which are disallowed by majority of non-permanent members of Security Council
(d) None of them

The General Assembly meets every year in regular sessions beginning every year on
(a) 3 September ✓
(b) 5 September
(c) 7 September
(d) 11 September

Security Council comprises of how many members?
(a) 20
(b) 25
(c) 18
(d) 15 ✓

Security Council comprises of 15 members. How many non-permanent members Security Council has?
(a) 8
(b) 10 ✓
(c) 9
(d) 7

How many non-Permanent members are elected from Afro-Asian countries?
(a) 3
(b) 5 ✓
(c) 6
(d) 4

In the 15-member of UN Security Council, the ratio of the permanent members to the non-permanent members is
(a) 7:8
(b) 8:7
(c) 10:5
(d) 5:10 ✓
How many non-Permanent members are elected from West European Countries
(a) 3
(b) 4
(c) 2 ✓
(d) 1

The Presidency of the Security Council is held by each member country in rotation in alphabetical order of their names for a period of____.
(a) 3 months
(b) 6 months
(c) 1 month ✓
(d) 2 months

Who among the following was the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations Organisation?
(a) Bill Clinton
(b) Nelson Mandela
(c) Kofi Annan ✓
(d) Boutros Ghali

The five permanent members of the Security Council of the UNO are
(a) China, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States
(b) China, Italy, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States
(c) China, Canada, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States
(d) China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States ✓

For how many years are the temporary members of the Security Council of the UNO are elected?
(a) On year
(b) Two years ✓
(c) Four years
(d) Five years

Which of the following does not have veto power in Security Council?
(a) Russia
(b) USA
(c) Germany ✓
(d) France

All the following countries are permanent members of the Security Council EXCEPT
(a) China
(b) France
(c) Germany ✓
(d) USA

The Economic and Social Council consists of representatives of how many countries elected by two-third majority of General Assembly.
(a) 54 ✓
(b) 60
(c) 58
d) 62

The members of Economic and Social Council are elected for three years. How many members are elected every year?
(a) Two-third
(b) Three-fourth
(c) One-third ✓
(d) None of them

International Court of Justice has its head office m
(a) Hague (Netherlands) ✓
(b) New York (USA)
(c) Paris (France)
(d) Geneva
Who appoints the Judges of International Court of Justice?
(a) General Assembly only
(b) Security Council only
(c) Secretary-General of the UN
(d) ' General Assembly and Security Council ✓

Which of following Muslim countries joined UNO on its first day i.e. 24 October, 1945
(a) Egypt
(b) Syria
(c) Turkey
(d) All of above ✓

The Headquarters of the UNO are located at
(a) New York ✓
(b) Paris
(c) Washington DC
(d) Geneva

Which of the following is not a principal organ of the UNO?
(a) General Assembly
(b) Trusteeship Council
(c) Security Council
(d) World Health Organization ✓

Pakistan and —gained the membership of UNO on 30 September, 1947
(a) Iran
(b) Iraq
(c) Yemen ✓
(d) Albania

Which of following countries is not a member of UNO
(a) Switzerland
(b) Thailand
(c) South Korea
(d) Taiwan ✓

The Secretary-General of UNO who died in an air-crash was
(a) Trygve Lie
(b) Dag Hammarskjold ✓
(c) U, Thant
(d) None of these

Which article of UN Charter promotes international human rights?
(a) 58
(b) 51
(c) 55 ✓
(d) 53

Which UN Agency has its H.Q. in Paris?
(a) UNICEF
(b) ILO
(c) UNESCO ✓
(d) FAO

How many Judges to the International Court of Justice are elected by the Security Council and General Assembly for the term of 9 years
(a) 35
(b) 25
(c) 15 ✓
(d) 20
What is the maximum number of judges who can be of same nationality?
(a) Two judges of same nationality
(b) No two judges can be of same nationality ✓
(c) Three judges of the same nationality
(d) None of them

Name the Council which is entrusted with the job of safeguarding the interest of inhabitants of territories that are not yet fully self-governing
(a) Trusteeship Council ✓
(b) Trust Council
(c) Trust-holder Council
(d) Trustee Council

How the Secretary-General of UNO is appointed
(a) Appointed by the Security Council
(b) General Assembly is the appointing authority
(c) Appointed by General Assembly on the recommendation of Security Council ✓
(d) Appointed by Security Council on the recommendation of General Assembly

Who is the first Secretary General elected from the ranks of United Marions staff
(a) U Thant
(b) Dr, Kurt Waldheim
(c) Kofi Annan ✓
(d) Javier Perez De Cuellar

The term of Kofi Annan as a general secretary of UNO was from 1st January, 1997 to ——— 
(a) 31 December, 2007
(b) 30 June, 2006
(c) 31 December, 2006 ✓
(d) 30 June, 2007

The oldest world organization is League of Nations where was its headquarter situated
(a) Geneva ✓
(b) Paris
(c) London
(d) Rome

UNO's 'Oil for Food' Plan is associated with one of the following countries. Identify that.
(a) Sudan
(b) North Korea
(c) Iran
(d) Iraq ✓

Which of the following countries were Integral parts of the USSR until December 1991 but had separate UN membership
(a) Turkmenistan
(b) Ukraine ✓
(c) Georgia
(d) Tajikistan

Child of war term used for the organization
(a) UNO
(b) League of nation ✓
(c) Human right organization Asia watch
(d) None of these

To which country did the first Secretary-General of the UNO belong?
(a) Sweden
(b) Burma
(c) Norway ✓
(d) Austria
United Nations University is situated in
(a) Tokyo ✓
(b) Berne
(c) Montreal
(d) Viena

World Food Council (WFC) was established in 1974. Its headquarters are situated in
(a) Rome ✓
(b) Geneva
(c) Washington
(d) Paris

The Economic and Social Council of UN has how many Regional Economic Commissions?
(a) ten
(b) seven
(c) five ✓
(d) three

The colour combination of the UN Flag is
(a) Red and blue
(b) Blue and white ✓
(c) White and green
(d) Only white

Which of the following countries became the member of UNO on 14 July, 2011
(a) Fiji
(b) East Timor
(c) South Sudan ✓
(d) Switzerland

The name of the United Nations was adopted at the suooestion of —
(a) Winston Churchill
(b) Franklin D Roosevelt ✓
(c) Field Marshal Smuts
(d) TrgyLie

"World Development Report” is an annual publication of:
(a) United Nations Development Programme
(b) International Bank of Reconstruction and Development ✓
(c) World Trade Organisation
(d) International Monetary Fund

The General Assembly elected Colombia, Germany, Portugal and South Africa to serve as non-permanent members of the Security Council for two-year terms starting on 1 January 2011.
(a) Bhutan
(b) India ✓
(c) Gabon
(d) Fiji

Which country was given membership of UN by expelling Taiwan in 1971?
(a) Israel
(b) Egypt
(c) China ✓
(d) Vietnam

Which country Is the largest debtor of UNO?
(a) India
(b) Mexico
(c) Japan
(d) US ✓
Which of the following languages is not the official language of UN?
(a) Arabia
(b) Urdu
(c) Chinese
(d) Portuguese ✓

Which of the following statements is wrong
(a) Pakistan became UNO’s member in 1947
(b) India became UNO’s member in 1947 ✓
(c) UNO's headquarter situated in New York
(d) Total members of UNO are 192

When Pakistan first time became the non-permanent member of UNO's security council
(a) 1952 ✓
(b) 1956
(c) 1958
(d) 1962

Which was the first country to leave UNO?
(a) Indonesia ✓
(b) Israel
(c) Syria
(d) Lebanon

Which of the following is not true about the UNO?
(a) The financial year of the Secretariat is from April to March
(b) International Court of Justice is not a principal organ of the UNO
(c) The headquarters of the UNO is in New York city
(d) The Trusteeship Council of UNO is responsible for economic, social and cultural matters ✓

Which of the following is not associated with the UNO?
(a) HO
(b) WHO
(c) Security Council
(d) ASEAN ✓

Which of the following Asian languages are UN official languages?
(a) Urdu and Japanese
(b) Chinese and Hindi
(c) Japanese and Arabic
(d) Chinese and Arabic ✓

Which of the following statements regarding the U.N. Security Council is not correct?
(a) Of its total membership, 5 members ✓
(b) in voting on substantive measures, all permanent members must vote ‘Yes’ if the measure is to pass
(c) The Presidency of the Council is alternated on a monthly basis confined to the permanent members
(d) The non-permanent members do not have veto power

Who were made the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council?
(a) One representative from each continent
(b) Five major powers of the Allied Forces in the Second World War
(c) Five members elected by the U.N. General Assembly at the initial Constitution ✓
(d) Funding members of the U.N.

Which UN body deals with population problem?
(a) UNDP
(b) UNESCO
(c) UNFPA ✓
(d) UNICEF
The working language(s) of the UNESCO is/are;
(a) English only
(b) French only
(c) English and French ✓
(d) English, French and Russian

Which of the following is true of the International Court of Justice?
(a) The Court consists of 20 judges
(b) The judges of the Court are appointed according to the discretion of the Secretary General
(c) The statute of the International Court of Justice is not an integral part of the UN Charter
(d) No two judges may belong to the same country ✓

Which of the following is used as the logo of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)?
(a) Lion
(b) Camel
(c) Deer
(d) Panda ✓

Which organ of UNO is considered as world parliament?
(a) General Assembly ✓
(b) Security Council
(c) International Court of Justice
(d) Trusteeship Council

Name the first city to be placed under UN?
(a) Qabul
(b) Sarajeuo ✓
(c) Beirut
(d) Ramallah

The headquarters of UNESCO is in:
(a) New York
(b) The Hague
(c) Paris ✓
(d) Moscow

Who amongst the following leaders took major initiative in the formation of the League of Nations?
(a) Abraham Lincoln
(b) Woodrow Wilson ✓
(c) Franklin Roosevelt
(d) George Washington

Which one of the following is not an official language of the United Nations Organization?
(a) Arabic
(b) Russian
(c) Chinese
(d) German ✓

Which one of the following is not a principal organ of the United Nations Organization?
(a) International Court of Justice
(b) Economic and Social Council
(c) Trusteeship Council
(d) Food and Agriculture Organization ✓

UN Security Council has 5 permanent members, how many non-permanent members it has?
(a) 7
(b) 15
(c) 35
(d) 10 ✓
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly proclaimed the period 2003-2012 as the
(a) United Nations Literacy Decade: Education for All. ✓
(b) Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa.
(c) Second International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism,
(d) International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World

The United Nations (UN) .General Assembly proclaimed the period 2005-2015 as the
(a) International Decade for Action, Water for Life ✓
(b) United Nations Literacy Decade: Education for All, Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa.
(c) Second International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism.
(d) International decade for the war against terror.

Which of these is not among the purpose of the U.N.?
(a) To maintain international peace and security
(b) To promote and encourage respect for human rights
(c) To resolve all inter-state disputes by application of international law ✓
(d) To develop cooperation and friendly relations among the nations of the wold

Which of these is not a necessary qualification for states to become members of U.N.?
(a) Must be a sovereign state
(b) Must be peace-loving
(c) Must be willing to discharge its responsibilities under the Charter and international law
(d) Must guarantee fundamental human rights and freedom to its citizens ✓

_____ has headquarters of the UN's specialized agencies more than any other country in the world.
(a) America
(b) France ✓
(c) England
(d) Switzerland

The Presidency of the Security Council of UNO rotates in alphabetical order of the Security Council member nations names in English.
(a) monthly ✓
(b) bi-monthly
(c) six-monthly
(d) annually

Pakistan is a non-permanent member of Security Council of UNO, for a term that begins on January 2012 and will end in December_______.
(a) 2015
(b) 2012
(c) 2013 ✓
(d) 2014

The present Secretary General of UN is from
(a) Australia
(b) South Korea ✓
(c) Dr. Ishrat Hussain
(d) Dr. Shahid Amjad

Pakistan has become a non-permanent member of Security Council of UNO, for a term that begins on January 2012 and will end in December _______.
(a) 2015
(b) 2012
(c) 2013 ✓
(d) 2014

______ was elected on 8 November 2012 as a board member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for a three year term.
(a) Pakistan
(b) Nepal ✓
(c) India
(d) Bangladesh

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