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The United Nations (UN) was established after World War II with the aim of preventing future wars. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states.
The UN’s chief administrative officer is the Secretary-General, currently Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres, who began his five year-term on 1 January 2017.
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United Nations published this video item, entitled “Award ceremony for the 2020 UN Woman Police Officer of the Year” – below is their description.
Join us live for the @UnitedNationsPolice Woman Police Officer of the Year Award! This year, it goes to Chief Inspector Doreen Mazuba Malambo of Zambia, who works with the @UnitedNationsMissioninSouthSudan to prevent gender-based violence, including through the engagement of men. She’s among 1,300 women @UnitedNationsPolice officers making a difference worldwide. #UNPoliceWeek More: https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/10/1076552United Nations YouTube Channel
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The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security.
At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; with the addition of South Sudan in 2011, membership is now 193, representing almost all of the world’s sovereign states.