What are United Nations?

  • (noun): An organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security.
    Synonyms: UN

United Nations

The United Nations (abbreviated UN in English, and ONU in French and Spanish), is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.

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September Dossier - Claims - Uranium From Niger
... obtained the documents referred to by Colin Powell to the United Nations Security Council alleging transactions between Niger and Iraq, concluded that they ... critics argued that had the US and UK intelligence services fully cooperated with United Nations weapons inspectors, it could have been found out whether the claims were truthful ... which would cause us to change the conclusion we reported to the United Nations Security Council on March 7, 2003 with regards to the documents assessed to be ...
United Nations Association Of Singapore - Activities
... UNAS promotes United Nations' related activities in Singapore, such as organizing conferences and seminars, raising funds and giving awards ... The organization aims to promote better understanding of the role and structure of United Nations to the population, especially students ... It has closely collaborated in educational events (such as Model United Nations and Young Diplomat Scheme) with many Junior Colleges like Hwa Chong Institution, NUS High School and Singapore Chinese ...
Goli Ameri - United Nations
... Bush as one of three public members of the United States' delegation to the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, which meets annually in Geneva ... In the summer of 2005, President Bush appointed Ameri as the head of the United States' delegation to the United Nations General Assembly, which is headquartered in New ... She was confirmed retroactively by the United States Senate for this position on May 26, 2006 ...
Canada–France Relations - History - Suez Crisis
... was concerned with what might be a growing rift between western allied nations ... the Prime Minister of Canada, went to the United Nations and suggested creating a United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) in the Suez to "keep the borders at peace while a political settlement is being ...
United Nations - Reform & Criticism
... Main article Reform of the United Nations See also Criticism of the United Nations Since its founding, there have been many calls for reform of the United Nations, although ... increased, for different ways of electing the UN's Secretary-General, and for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly ... During the 1990s, the United States withheld dues citing inefficiency, and only started repayment on the condition that a major reforms initiative was introduced ...

Famous quotes containing the words united nations, nations and/or united:

    Mankind owes to the child the best it has to give.
    United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989.

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    Emblem: the carapace of the great crowned snail is painted with all the flags of the United Nations.
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