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CGTN published this video item, entitled “The UN’s ongoing challenges: the Afghanistan war, the Iraq war, ISIL” – below is their description.
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-09-28/The-UN-s-ongoing-challenges-the-Afghanistan-war-the-Iraq-war-ISIL-U9AjCInPPi/index.html Despite its achievements, the United Nations is not without controversies. In its 75 years history, the organization has faced numerous challenges. #UN75 And the worst setback in the recent history of the UN is said to be the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq in March, 2003.CGTN YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Afghanistan
Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.
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In This Story: Iraq
Iraq has a coastline measuring 58 km (36 miles) on the northern Persian Gulf and encompasses the Mesopotamian Alluvial Plain, the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range and the eastern part of the Syrian Desert. Two major rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, run south through Iraq and into the Shatt al-Arab near the Persian Gulf. These rivers provide Iraq with significant amounts of fertile land. The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, historically known as Mesopotamia, is often referred to as the cradle of civilisation.
Iraq is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 19 governorates, four of which make up the autonomous Kurdistan Region. Disputes over the sovereignty of Kurdistan Region continue.
Iraq is a founding member of the UN as well as of the Arab League, OIC, Non-Aligned Movement and the IMF.
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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.