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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 “”COVID-19 has been a set back, but it can not be an excuse” – Malala on SDGs” – below is their description.
“20 million girls may never be able to go back to school. COVID-19 has been a striking set back, but it can not be an excuse. We need a profound commitment” – Malala Yousafzai, UN Messenger of Peace and advocate for girls’ education and women’s equality, on #GlobalGoals during #SDGs moment 2020. Watch the full meeting: http://webtv.un.org/…/watch/sdg-moment-2020/5701475060001United 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.