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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 “Highlights from UN75: United Nations Day Commemoration featuring Eleanor Wikstrom & others” – below is their description.
Excerpts – The United Nations General Assembly held a special meeting to commemorate the Organization’s 75th anniversary. “At its birth, the United Nations was a symbol of global unity, and today it is the epicenter,” said Secretary-General António Guterres. Representatives from the international community stood in the UN General Assembly to reaffirm their commitment to the promise made 75 years ago: to promote global peace and progress through cooperation. Eleanor Wikstrom – Youth Poet Laureate “Maybe there is something more to this human inheritance than darkness and entropy, failure and freefall; something you have to choose: a fight that never ends, a hope that always burns, a belief that our inheritance can be greater than the sum of its parts”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.