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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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These human rights provisions of the United Nations Charter were further elaborated upon and specified by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by consensus by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.
The United Nations General Assembly voted in November to proclaim the first decade of the 21st century "The Decade for a Culture at Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World (2001-2010).
Organizers presented the first set of 100,000 to the president of the United Nations General Assembly, Hennadiy Udovenko of Ukraine, on United Nations Day, October 24.
10 speech before the United Nations General Assembly, advocate completing a framework for international controls on greenhouse gases in time for adoption at the 1992 World Conference on Environment and Development.
NEW YORK -- Held September 16, concurrently with the opening of the 66th United Nations General Assembly, The International Water Forum at the United Nations will convene world leaders, academics, non-government organizations, private sector representatives, and the UN General Assembly to take the first step towards organizing a worldwide education and awareness campaign to address the global water crisis.
LAHORE -- Pakistan Muslim League-N Lawyers Forum Punjab on Thursday hailed address of Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif at the United Nations General Assembly.
NEW YORK (CyHAN)- Palestinian flag is raised for the first time in history at the United Nations Headquarters in New York following the adoption of the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly to raise the flags of its non-member states -- Palestine and Holy See.
28 (BNA): The Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa took part with the leaders and heads of delegations of countries of the world in the opening of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly of at the UN headquarters in New York.
The United Nations General Assembly has today adopted a resolution granting the request for observer status of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community to the United Nations General Assembly.
The United Nations General Assembly has a proud record of acting against apartheid and for Nelson Mandela, Ban said.
UNCITRAL is established by the United Nations General Assembly by resolution 2205 of 17 December 1966.
James Wani Igga, the country's vice-president announced this upon arrival from the just-concluded United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York.

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