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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 “#InvestInHumanity – 2020 High-Level Humanitarian Pledging Event” – below is their description.
The United Nations and humanitarian partners deliver life-saving assistance to those who need it most around the world, through the UN Central Emergency Response Fund, CERF.
The 2020 Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) High-level Pledging Event will seek to galvanize increased commitment to CERF to ensure that the fund is fit to respond to the alarming humanitarian needs.
Opened by Secretary-General, António Guterres, the CERF High-level Pledging Event will bring together senior representatives from UN Member States and Observers, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, foundations and the private sector to express their commitments to the Fund.
After a ceremonial segment, the pledging segment will offer Member States and other stakeholders an opportunity to announce pledges for 2021.
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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.