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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 “BTS , UNICEF & More : COVID-19 Crisis: Mitigating the Impact and Protecting Future Generations” – below is their description.
Pre play – The Co-Chairs of the Group of Friends of Solidarity for Global Health Security, namely Canada, Denmark, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Sierra Leone, and the State of Qatar, will be hosting a high-level side event entitled, “Protraction of the COVID-19 Crisis: Mitigating the Impacts and Protecting Future Generations” on the margins of the high-level week of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly. While countries worldwide are currently experiencing the impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on different trajectories, public health experts agree that the fight against this pandemic will not end soon. As such, it is deeply concerning that the protraction of this crisis will exacerbate impacts on the most vulnerable. The longer this health crisis persists, the greater its impact will be on future generations, especially those in the most disadvantaged or vulnerable situations. The following questions will guide the discussions at the event: What impact will the protraction of the COVID-19 crisis have on future generations? How can we collectively mitigate the protraction of this crisis? How can new technologies and the private sector contribute to preparations for a second wave of COVID-19 or other infectious diseases? What are the needs and aspirations of young people regarding the pandemic?United 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.