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Fast facts:

  • The UN is headquartered on international territory in New York City, with its other main offices in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna and The Hague.
  • The UN was established after World War II with the aim of preventing future wars, succeeding the League of Nations.
  • On 25 April 1945, 50 governments met in San Francisco for a conference and started drafting the UN Charter.