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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 “End Systemic Racism: George Floyd’s brother, UN rights officials speak out” – below is their description.
Citing the killing of George Floyd, the top United Nations human rights official says radical policing reforms are needed to address systemic racism affecting people of African descent around the world.
She is joined by other UN experts as well as George Floyd’s brother, who describes the horrific pain of watching him be tortured to death in broad daylight. “That was a modern-day execution,” says Philonise Floyd. “And it was a lynching that should never have happened.”
The High Commissioner’s new report on racial justice and equality finds that law enforcement officers were rarely held accountable for human rights violations and crimes against people of African descent.
United States citizen George Floyd was killed by police officer Derek Chauvin, who was captured on video kneeling on Mr. Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes.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.