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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 “Int’l Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons” – below is their description.
The high-level plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons aims to advocate for resuming dialogue and negotiations for nuclear arms control and disarmament and to consider how States can return to a common path to nuclear disarmament. The meeting also seeks to articulate solutions for the elimination of nuclear weapons and highlight the need for renewed engagement for building sustainable peace and security for all. The work of the high-level meeting will be guided by the theme of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations and will provide an opportunity to raise awareness of the threat posed to humanity by nuclear weapons and the necessity for their total elimination in order to mobilize international efforts towards achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world. Opening remarks by Volkan Bozkir, President of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General. List of speakers: https://bit.ly/3imYVhK Website: bit.ly/36noAELUnited 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.