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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 United Nations Organisation was formally inaugurated this day in 1945 during a short ceremony at the US State Department in Washington.
GENEVA (TAP special correspondent Seif Matoussi) - Secretary-General of the United Nations Organisation (UN) Ban Ki-moon, Monday, said the organisation is willing to extend technical and logistical assistance to Tunisia for the holding of transparent, free and credible elections.
Whatever one thinks about the United Nations Organisation its principle objective is world peace.
Therefore, the United Nations Organisation intends to support the next election process in the country, he declared at the end of his meeting Thursday with Interim Prime Minister Ali Larayedh.
Mohamed Khaled Khiari, Tunisia's permanent ambassador to the United Nations Organisation.
TUNIS (TAP) - "I am visiting Tunisia bearer of a message of the United Nations' support to Tunisia for the steps made on the path of fight against dictatorship and the establishment of the foundation of good governance, democracy and the respect of human rights," said United Nations Organisation (UNO) General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser.
While congratulating the brotherly Palestinian people on this historic achievement," the communique adds, "Tunisia reiterates its call for the international community's support to Palestine's bid for a full membership in the United Nations Organisation," which would speed up the construction of an independent Palestinian State and guarantee the much hoped-for peace in the Middle East region.
In this regard, he underscored the important part that countries of the region could play in backing up efforts of the international organisations, including the African Union and the United Nations Organisation, to attain, in the shortest term, a peaceful settlement of the Libyan crisis.

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