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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 World Summit of Integrative Medicine also introduced a unique Speaker Competition, an opportunity for practitioners to showcase their most creative innovations in health care, earn the opportunity to become a speaker at the World Summit, and compete for the top award for "Most Creative Innovation in Health Care of 2015" along with the opportunity to be on the faculty of Quantum University and produce a 4-hour course on their winning topic.
First held in 1990, the Ecocity World Summit (ECWS) is the world's longest-running series of meetings on sustainable cities.
The Venture Capital World Summit is a world class business event and we are very proud to be holding the inaugural event in Wales,” he added.
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Multi-channel and multi-device content for savvy citizens and creative use of biometric, wireless and conventional services are the hallmarks of the stellar products which are announced as this year's winners of the UN based World Summit Award (WSA), said a statement.
The agreement was signed during the official opening of the meeting of the UCLG's executive bureau which runs until June 24 in Rabat, as part of the preparations for the fourth session of the UCLG's world summit which will be attended by around 4,000 mayors, experts and counsellors.
Multi-channel and multi-device content for savvy citizens and creative use of biometric, wireless and conventional services are the hallmarks of the stellar products, which are announced as this year's winners of the UN-based World Summit Award (WSA).
The United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development opened in Johannesburg, South Africa in August 2002.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Minister of Agriculture Sadeq Khalilian at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) World Summit on Food Security protested at the unfair policies practiced by certain powers as the root cause of poverty and starvation in the world.
Summary: We strongly believe it is our duty to formulate plans for the achievement of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) through the applications of ICTs for development - Abu-Ghazaleh
FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf called on US President-elect Barack Obama to make the eradication of world hunger a priority on his agenda and to host a World Summit on the issue in the first half of next year.
Last month's Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) events in Saao Paulo, Brazil attracted more than 700 representatives from 33 countries.

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