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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Some articles on United Nations:

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 ... 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 ...
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 ... to be 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 ...
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 ... 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 York City ... She was confirmed retroactively by the United States Senate for this position on May 26, 2006 ...
September Dossier - Claims - Uranium From Niger
... Energy Agency, when it finally obtained the documents referred to by Colin Powell to the United Nations Security Council alleging transactions between ... US and UK intelligence services fully cooperated with United Nations weapons inspectors, it could have been found out whether the claims were truthful ... we have learned nothing which would cause us to change the conclusion we reported to the United Nations Security Council on March 7, 2003 with regards to the ...
Canada–France Relations - History - Suez Crisis
... was concerned with what might be a growing rift between western allied nations ... Pearson, who would later become the Prime Minister of Canada, went to the United Nations and suggested creating a United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) in the Suez to "keep ... After several days of tense diplomacy, the United Nations accepted the suggestion, and a neutral force not involving the major alliances (NATO and the Warsaw Pact—though Canadian troops participated ...

Famous quotes containing the words nations and/or united:

    In short, I am convinced, both by faith and experience, that to maintain one’s self on this earth is not a hardship but a pastime, if we will live simply and wisely; as the pursuits of the simpler nations are still the sports of the more artificial. It is not necessary that a man should earn his living by the sweat of his brow, unless he sweats easier than I do.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The United Nations cannot do anything, and never could; it is not an animate entity or agent. It is a place, a stage, a forum and a shrine ... a place to which powerful people can repair when they are fearful about the course on which their own rhetoric seems to be propelling them.
    Conor Cruise O’Brien (b. 1917)