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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 ““Inheritance” Poem by Eleanor Wikstrom, Youth Poet Laureate at the UN Day Ceremony” – below is their description.
“Inheritance” performance by Eleanor Wikstrom, Youth Poet Laureate, filmed at Herbst Theater in San Francisco. As part of the commemorative events marking the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the General Assembly held a mandated meeting to observe UN Day. The observance ceremony, as mandated by General Assembly resolution 73/299, highlighted UN voices from the field and insiders’ perspectives of UN’s work and the future of the organisation. UN75 website: https://www.un.org/en/un75United 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.