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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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Applicants also pray for the massive provision of international humanitarian relief to Iraq by the United Nations Organizations as a whole, its specialized agencies and affiliated organizations, as well as by all Member States thereof, in order to save them from death, disease, malnutrition, starvation, genocide, and extermination at the hands of the Respondents.
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The sides support strong coordination and interaction in United Nations Organization and Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and in regional issues as well.
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The United Nations Organization supports the conclusions of the International Commission of Inquiry into the June events in southern Kyrgyzstan, reported RIA Novosti with reference to UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky, who commented on banned entry into Kyrgyzstan for International Commission Chair Kimmo Kiljunen.
Tarjanne moved the Geneva-based United Nations organization towards greater involvement with emerging telecommunications technologies such as the Internet, while strengthening its focus on solving the communications needs of developing countries.
The meeting was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, the Government Spokesman, Mr Christos Stylianides, the Permanent Representative of the Republic to the United Nations Organization in New York, Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou, and other officials.

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