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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 “Universal Health Coverage – Ministerial Meeting, 8 October 2020” – below is their description.
“Universal health coverage comes at a cost. But the price is cheap, when we consider the alternative.” – UN Secretary-General António Guterres One year since world leaders came together to endorse the Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage we are now faced with an unprecedented crisis. Achieving universal health coverage (UHC) has never been more urgent for ensuring the health of people, nations and the world. Join the Ministerial Event on UHC, for a discussion with leaders on the state of health, and the challenges and opportunities for building back better from COVID-19, for a more equitable and sustainable world. More information on UHC: https://bit.ly/2GzV6Jr Programme: https://bit.ly/33GbcKeUnited 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.