United Nations

(redirected from World Summit)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to World Summit: Earth Summit

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.
Farlex Financial Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

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).
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
The third edition of Aqdar World Summit was organised by the Khalifa Empowerment Program "Aqdar" in cooperation with INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions, and in partnership with the United Nations and several local, regional and international entities.
During his keynote speech about his topic 'Renewable Energy Economy in the UAE', Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, said, "Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, we are pleased to participate in the Aqdar World Summit in Moscow, Russia under the theme "Global Empowerment of Communities: Experiences and Lessons Learned" to highlight the UAE's experience in clean energy, its development and growth prospects in the region and around the world, as we continue our relentless endeavors to achieve the vision of our wise leadership and the UAE Centennial 2071 to make the UAE the world's leading nation, ensuring sustainable development and the happiness of our nation."
Aqdar World Summit is organized by Khalifa Empowerment Program "Aqdar" in cooperation with Index Conferences & Exhibitions -- a member of Index Holding.
Geneva: The Sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Education, on Tuesday won the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) Award for "Access to Information and Knowledge" category on the Parent Application.
THE Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) has been selected as one of 90 finalists of the annual World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Prizes contest.
World summit on Neurology and Neuroscience is a unique social occasion to join general perceived scholastics and specialists working in the diverse fields of neurology and neuroscience sciences, scientist wearing down mind investigators, analysts, educational analysts, prosperity specialists, pharmaceutical association's delegates, industry masters, specialists and various more to regularly exchange the investigation and headways.
Smithers Rapra is holding the Thermoplastic Elastomers World Summit and Silicone Elastomers World Summit at the Hotel Pullman in Cologne, Germany, November 30 through December 1.
Abu Dhabi's sustainable urban development will be the centre stage at the Ecocity World Summit 2015.
The event series, "Women in the World Summit," will be supplemented with a web site at NYTimes.com, Brown and the Times said.
Pakistan's young Khizr Imran Tajammul has won first prize for presenting an idea of manufacturing energy solution for low income community at One Young World Summit' being held in Dublin.According to an email received here Khizr who has also launched an initiative in the form of on organization known as Jaan Pakistan' for the same purpose suggested that his aim is not only to use solar energy solutions in Pakistan but also to make them accessible for the lowest earning citizens of Pakistan.
Manama, Jul 21 (BNA) -- Bahrain Internet Society (BIS) has announced the extension of the registration period for the World Summit Award (WSA) Mobile 2014 contest for individuals, businesses and government organisations within the Kingdom of Bahrain that are interested in participating in the contest.
These and many other adventure travel issues are to be discussed at the Adventure Travel World Summit in Swakopmund later this year.

Full browser ?