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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.
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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.
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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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Although global institutions could get their act together and see technical assistance as a much more important part of development assistance for health, I maintain that local capacity strengthening is a necessary first step to create demand for evidence and for national institutions using evidence for priority setting and health systems strengthening.
'The silence of the global institutions like this council intensified Indian arrogance that besides continued calls for dialogue by the other parties to the dispute the Indian government has unilaterally rejected the offers for dialogue on Kashmir for a peaceful settlement', Amjad Yousaf added expressing grave concern over the continual Indian hostile approach towards the early peaceful settlement of the much-delayed global issue of Jammu and Kashmir.
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The JI leader said the economy was on a ventilator while the country was at the mercy of the IMF and other global institutions.
Praet said that drop of trust in global institutions is a big problem because monetary policy can hardly deal with it.
Azerbaijan is making confident steps towards development and improvement, Ahmadov noted, stressing that this fact is noted by leading global institutions and international financial organizations.
"According to the monitoring of the global institutions of the growth in Kyrgyzstan, we can say that our economy is growing compared to our neighbors.
The document, titled "Financial Instrument of US National Power and Unconventional Warfare", argues that global institutions can serve as means of economic warfare "in times of conflict up to and including large-scale general war", as well as in leveraging "the policies and cooperation of state governments".
The Punjab government has decided to initiate a dialogue with international donor agencies with an aim to resolve different urban issues faced by the province, a private media reported Monday.According to reports, the government will be reaching out to theWorld Bank, Asian Development Bank and other global institutions.
Firstly, the colonial trend has been demolished globally since the past long decades, and global institutions and organizations would never spare such a hostility conducted against any nation and its any territorial integrity.
In order to overcome flaws indicated by global institutions, Lehri said, the government has to arrange a comprehensive educational programme 'to ensure improvement in the professionalism of teachers'.

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