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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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This is a natural mistake because the global institution for promoting peace in the world is known as the United Nations Organisation. Wales is a nation but it is not represented in this organisation, which really includes the sovereign states of the world.
-Mohamed Khaled Khiari, Tunisia's permanent ambassador to the United Nations Organisation.
Whatever one thinks about the United Nations Organisation its principle objective is world peace.
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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.
Heads of delegation of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) member countries pointed out, on Thursday in Paris, during their 8th co- ordination meeting, their support to President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali's initiative to proclaim 2010 a world youth year and his call for organising an international conference on youth in the same year, under the aegis of the United Nations Organisation.
QNA Doha Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani on Sunday announced Qatar's $500 million support for United Nations organisations under the directive of the Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani.
The Kingdom has provided another $1.18 billion, in collaboration with the Emirates and Kuwait to support the United Nations Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen, in 2018, as well as other international support to United Nations organisations.

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