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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 “”I Get Very Calm in Chaos” Melissa Fleming (UN) interviews Richard Ragan (WFP) – Awake at Night” – below is their description.
“I think that COVID will probably be our generation’s equivalent of World War III. … Systems have broken down and the ability for millions and millions of day labourers, who were already sort of existing on a very, very thin line of poverty they’re not able to feed themselves.” In this episode of Awake At Night, Richard Ragan, the Country Director of the World Food Programme in Bangladesh, speaks with Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, about his career that has taken him all over the globe – including to North Korea, and to Liberia to coordinate the emergency response to Ebola.
Screen-shot photo credit: © James Giambrone
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