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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 “The Crimes of ISIL against the Yazidi Community in Sinjar” – below is their description.
The Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD) will be organizing a Special Event, co-hosted by the United Kingdom, Iraq and the United States and co-sponsored by the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates. The event will highlight innovative approaches in UNITAD’s work, and in particular we will provide a visual representation of some of the evidence in our Yazidi case brief. The event will also focus on UNITAD’s use of advanced technology in our work, and our efforts in engaging with vulnerable witnesses, and this aspect of our work has benefited significantly from the Netherlands’ generous and sustained financial contributions. High-level participants will include Nobel Laureate Nadia Murad and Victims Counsel Amal Clooney.
Watch the event LIVE on 12 May (3:00pm EDT):
UN Web TV: http://webtv.un.org/live/
Twitter Broadcast: https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1vOxwEqEEEDGB
UNITAD website: https://www.unitad.un.org/
Organizer’s concept note: https://bit.ly/3y2G0C5United Nations YouTube Channel
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