United Nations

United Nations, Intergovernmental organization.

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The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. The UN is headquartered on international territory in New York City, with its other main offices in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna, and The Hague. The UN was established after World War II with the aim of preventing future wars, succeeding the ineffective League of Nations. On 25 April 1945, 50 governments met in San Francisco for a conference and started drafting the UN Charter, which was adopted on 25 June 1945 and took effect on 24 October 1945, when the UN began operations.

Charter of the United Nations
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Charter of the United Nations ... The Charter of the United Nations (also known as the UN Charter) is the foundational treaty of the United Nations, an intergovernmental organization. It...

United Nations System
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United Nations System ... the United Nations in 1945 and were inherited after the dissolution of the League of Nations. The executive heads of some of the United Nations System...

Headquarters of the United Nations
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Headquarters of the United Nations ... The United Nations is headquartered in New York City in a complex designed by a board of architects led by Wallace Harrison and built by the architectural...

United Nations Office at Geneva
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United Nations Office at Geneva ... the Palais des Nations complex, which was originally constructed for the League of Nations between 1929 and 1938. Besides United Nations administration...

Member states of the United Nations
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Member states of the United Nations ... The United Nations member states are the 193 sovereign states that are members of the United Nations (UN) and have equal representation in the UN General...

Secretary-General of the United Nations
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Secretary-General of the United Nations ... Secretary-General of the United Nations (UNSG or SG) is the chief administrative officer of the United Nations and head of the United Nations Secretariat, one...

List of specialized agencies of the United Nations
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List of specialized agencies of the United Nations ... United Nations Specialized Agencies are autonomous organizations working with the United Nations and each other through the co-ordinating machinery of...

United Nations General Assembly
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United Nations peacekeeping
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United Nations (gang)
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United Nations (gang) ... The United Nations (UN) (also known as Global United Nations Syndicate (GUNS), Canada United or Canadian United (CU)) is a criminal gang which started...

Model United Nations
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United Nations General Assembly observers
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China and the United Nations
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Flag of the United Nations
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India and the United Nations
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List of ambassadors of the United States to the United Nations
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United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
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Criticism of the United Nations
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United Nations Medal
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