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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 “Women on the Frontlines of Peace – UN Peacekeeping” – below is their description.
The invaluable contributions of women to peace received a major international push twenty years ago, when the United Nations Security Council adopted a landmark resolution that boosted their impact on the geopolitical landscape. In October 2000, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1325, which paved the way for women to intensify their engagement in promoting peace, resolving conflicts and helping to secure long-term stability across the world. Since then, the United Nations has dramatically increased the number of women peacekeepers who play diverse roles in some of the toughest theatres of conflict on the planet. To mark the 20th anniversary of Resolution 1325, hear the perspectives of two female field workers on how women can transform peace missions, transcend differences and usher in a more secure future for all. UN in Action 1646 Music credit: the-journey-home by will-van-de-crommert Artlist.mp3 and make-things-better by anthony-vega Artlist.mp3United 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.