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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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On the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, India was eager to find place in the security Council, this fascination was fueled primarily from the start of year by Mr.
We think that if no further significant measures are taken by the Security Council, the authority and the credibility of the Security Council will be put into question therefore the Japanese government will be asking for a new the Security Council resolution which should be adopted swiftly and whose content should be robust.
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The members of the Security Council emphasized that the United Nations-brokered inclusive political dialogue must be a Yemeni-led process, with the intention of brokering a consensus based political solution to Yemen's crisis in accordance with the Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative and its Implementation Mechanism, the outcomes of the comprehensive National Dialogue Conference and relevant Security Council resolutions.
The Security Council reviewed the efforts being exerted to pave the way and build confidence for participation of the armed groups in the national dialogue process.
They say some elements of the deal include a timetable and how Syria must comply - and that if Syria fails, they will seek a Security Council resolution that could authorise military action.
Japan has requested the United Nations to convene an emergency meeting of the Security Council following North Korea's rocket launch.
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Addressing more 1,000 participants at the Istanbul World Forum, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday lashed at the UN Security Council for lack of justice and efficiency in the Syrian crisis while calling for reform of the structure.
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NNA - 28/05/2011 The UN Security Council issued a statement on Friday denouncing the terrorist attack on the UNIFIL which injured 6 Italian peacekeepers and 2 Lebanese civilians.

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