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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 “Thank you Portugal: UN Peacekeeping Service and Sacrifice” – below is their description.
Portugal has contributed to UN peace operations since the 1990s, serving in the Balkans and Timor Leste among others. Portugal currently provides over 200 personnel to four UN peace operations. Its largest contingent is deployed in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), where Portuguese Special Forces serve as a Quick Reaction Force, helping to protect civilians and nurture a fragile peace.United Nations YouTube Channel
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