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United Nations

An international organization consisting of a large majority of the nations in the world. Its mission is to promote peace, international development, human rights and global health. It formerly helped prepare colonies for independence. It was established in 1945 following the end of World War II.

United Nations

an international organization consisting of most of the world's countries whose primary objective is the maintenance of world peace and security and the promotion of social harmony and economic development. The UN operates a number of satellite agencies, including the Food and Agriculture Organization, the INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION and the UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT, and works closely with other international bodies such as the WORLD BANK and the WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION.

United Nations (UN)

an association of states that have agreed to abide by the principles originally laid down in a charter (the UN Charter). Its main objectives are the maintenance of international peace and security, the upholding of fundamental human rights in all nations and the promotion of social harmonization and progress amongst all nations. The UN Charter was drawn up by 50 nations and officially created on 24 October 1945. The principal departments of the UN are the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council, a Trustee-ship Council and a Secretariat. There are also a number of subsidiaries and affiliated bodies working in accordance with the Charter, such as the INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF), the FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION (FAO), the WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO), the WORLD BANK, the UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT (UNCTAD) and the INTERNATIONAL LABOUR OFFICE (ILO).
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The members of the Security Council expressed their continuing concern at the negative impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon's stability and the immediate threat to its security.
NAM underscores the need for UN Member States to fully respect the functions and powers of each principal organ of the UN, in particular the General Assembly, and to maintain the balance among these organs within their respective Charter-based functions and powers and stresses that the Security Council must fully observe all Charter provisions as well as all General Assembly resolutions, which clarify its relationship with the latter organ and other principal organs.
The members of the Security Council expressed their support and appreciation for the efforts of the Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Yemen, who will continue to engage with all Yemeni stakeholders to take steps towards a durable ceasefire and a mechanism for the withdrawal of forces, release of political prisoners and the resumption of an inclusive political transition process in accordance with Security Council resolution 2216 (2015).
Despite its repeated criticism against the blockage over the Syrian issue at the Security Council, the Turkish government maintains close business cooperation with Russia.
However, before any attempt is made to incorporate more members in the Security Council, reasonable and convincing criteria have to be prepared otherwise nations big in size and enormous resources would deprive other nations of their right of being represented in the Security Council.
I wish to inform you that the government of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia has decided to advise you that Saudi Arabia will regrettably not be in position to assume its seat in the Security Council to which it was elected," Mouallimi wrote in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by AFP.
The US and Russia are two of the five permanent Security Council members with a veto.
Morocco is the chair of the Security Council for December.
13 (Xinhua-ANI): Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday lashed at the UN Security Council for lack of justice and efficiency in Syrian crisis while calling for reform of the structure.
Addressing more 1,000 participants at the Istanbul World Forum, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday lashed at the UN Security Council for lack of justice and efficiency in the Syrian crisis while calling for reform of the structure.
NNA - 28/05/2011 The UN Security Council issued a statement on Friday denouncing the terrorist attack on the UNIFIL which injured 6 Italian peacekeepers and 2 Lebanese civilians.
NEW YORK, Dec 21, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkey's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan who has been presiding the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee since January 2010, briefed the UN Security Council on the work of the committee on Monday.

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