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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 “#Vaccines4All: General Assembly President pledges to boost global response to COVID-19” – below is their description.
#Vaccines4All is an initiative by the General Assembly President, Volkan Bozkir to build political support around the idea of fair and equitable distribution of vaccines. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations – a year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the coronavirus spread to all parts of the world, it exposed and worsened inequalities, hitting the most vulnerable communities the hardest. “The surest way to end the COVID-19 pandemic is also the fairest: vaccines for all,” says General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir. In September, a record number of heads of State and Government addressed the General Assembly. Many set out their plans to overcome the pandemic.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.