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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 “Open Science Aims to Make Science More Accessible – Joint Appeal by UNESCO, WHO, CERN and OHCHR” – below is their description.
Join us LIVE for @UN agencies Joint Appeal for Open Science, with UNESCO, the World Health Organization, UN Human rights chief and more – we join forces to promote universal access to science progress w/ participation of CERN. The open science movement aims to make science more accessible, more transparent and thereby more effective. A crisis such as the #COVID19 pandemic demonstrates the urgent need to strengthen #ScientificCooperation and ensure the fundamental right to universal access to scientific progress and its applications. #OpenScience is about free access to scientific publications, data and infrastructure, as well as open software, open educational resources and open technologies such as tests or vaccines. Open science also promotes trust in #science, at a time when rumours and #fakenews abound.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.
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