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2001 Tri Nations Series
... The 2001 Tri Nations Series was contested from 21 July to 1 September between the Australia, New Zealand and South Africa national rugby union teams ... in captain John Eales' final test match, to successfully defend the Tri Nations trophy ...
2005 Tri Nations Series
... The 2005 Tri Nations Series, an annual rugby union competition between the national teams of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, was the tenth in the series ... This was the last year in which the Tri Nations was contested in its original double round-robin format, with each team playing the others twice ... The Mandela Challenge Plate between Australia and South Africa was contested outside the Tri Nations ...
United Nations System - Funds and Programmes, Research and Training Institutes, and Other Bodies - Funds and Programmes
... One former fund, the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), was merged with other elements of the United Nations system into a new organization, UN Women, in ... International Trade Centre (ITC) Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (HCR) Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF ...
United Nations System
... The United Nations system consists of the United Nations, its subsidiary organs (including the separately-administered funds and programmes), the specialized agencies, and affiliated organizations ... The executive heads of the United Nations system organizations and the World Trade Organization (which is not a member of the United Nations system) are members of ... This body, chaired by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, meets twice a year to coordinate the work of the organizations of the United ...
United Nations System - United Nations - Trusteeship Council
... The United Nations Trusteeship Council, one of the principal organs of the United Nations, was established to help ensure that trust territories were administered in the best interests of their inhabitants ... which became a member state of the United Nations in December 1994 ...

Famous quotes containing the word nations:

    He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament, and in nations is said to denote a laxity, if not a decadence of morals.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    The greater part of our best years has been passed for our generation in these two great worldconvulsions. All will be changed after this war, which spends in one month more than nations earned before in years ... there is no more security in our time than in those of the Reformation or the fall of Rome.
    Stefan Zweig (18811942)

    Poetry is the most direct and simple means of expressing oneself in words: the most primitive nations have poetry, but only quite well developed civilizations can produce good prose. So don’t think of poetry as a perverse and unnatural way of distorting ordinary prose statements: prose is a much less natural way of speaking than poetry is. If you listen to small children, and to the amount of chanting and singsong in their speech, you’ll see what I mean.
    Northrop Frye (1912–1991)