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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 “Celebrating America’s Re-entry into the Paris Agreement” – below is their description.
February 19 marks the date the United States will officially rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement, a historic multilateral effort to reduce global emissions and combat the harmful effects of climate change.
UNA-USA is pleased to be joined by U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry and UN Secretary-General António Guterres in celebrating this important moment in the opening plenary session of the 2021 Global Engagement Summit.
– H.E. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
– John F. Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
– Elizabeth Cousens, President and CEO, United Nations Foundation
UNA-USA website: http://bit.ly/GES_2021
UN Climate Action website: https://www.un.org/en/climatechangeUnited Nations YouTube Channel
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