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The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that was tasked to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international co-operation and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. The headquarters of the UN is in Manhattan, New York City, and is subject to extraterritoriality. Further main offices are situated in Geneva, Nairobi, and Vienna. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, delivering humanitarian aid, promoting sustainable development and upholding international law. The UN is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. In 24 October 1945, at the end of World War II, the organization was established with the aim of preventing future wars. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. The UN is the successor of the ineffective League of Nations.

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Israel is depriving millions of Palestinians of access to a regular supply of clean water while stripping their land of minerals "in an apparent act of pillage",..
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A U.N. envoy condemned Gaza's ruling Hamas group on Sunday for what he called its campaign of arrests and violence in confronting street protests over the past..
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Yemen's Houthi group said they were building their ballistic capabilities and their forces stand ready to strike Riyadh and Abu Dhabi if implementation of a U.N...
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UN investigators have spent years collecting evidence, but turning that into prosecutions is difficult, says Jeremy Bowen.
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If the fresh efforts by the US, France and the UK does not end up in the formal designation of Masood Azhar, the three permanent members are planning to soon..
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The US-China spat soured negotiations on a resolution on Afghanistan, forcing the council to adopt a temporary rollover of the UN mission there for six months..
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Over 300m tonnes (300bn kgs) of plastic is made every year - 8m tonnes enters the world's oceans.
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United Nations (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is appalled by Friday's attack on two New Zealand mosques and sees an urgent need to..
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China's vice foreign minister addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday to defend what Beijing claims are only vocational training centers in..
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged the international community to "stand united against anti-Muslim hatred".
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China on Friday flatly rejected criticism of mass detainment of Muslim minorities in its restive Xinjiang region.
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More than 100 people have died in Mozambique and Malawi after weeks of floods in the region, worsened by a deadly tropical cyclone which made landfall in central..
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External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said the leaders who term China's blocking of banning JeM chief Masood Azhar at the UN a "diplomatic failure"..
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The United Nations said foreign ministers promised to donate $7 billion to help Syrian refugees both in and outside the nation as European officials consider..
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By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United Nations won almost $7 bln in aid pledges for Syria on Thursday, overcoming fatigue among donors after eight years..
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Taking the issue to the Security Council for an open discussion and vote is also an option which could publicly shame the Chinese for their support to the leader..
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Diplomats Thursday walked out of a UN convention on drugs addressed by Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, saying his government was illegitimate and did..
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An Indian traders' body and the economic wing of an influential Hindu nationalist group called for a boycott of Chinese products on Thursday, after China foiled..
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The United Nations will seek billions of dollars in additional aid for Syria on Thursday, seeking to overcome fatigue among donors after eight years of civil war..
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Venezuela's former permanent representative to the UN, Diego Arria, was a fierce opponent of Hugo Chavez: he filed charges against the former president for..
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This was the fourth time in 10 years that China blocked Inidia's bid to list Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. Earlier, it vetoed these proposals, and this..
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"If China continues to block this designation, responsible member-states may be forced to pursue other actions at the Security Council. It shouldn't have to..
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The United Nations released a report which warned sharp and potentially devastating temperature increases of 3 to 5 degrees Celsius in the Arctic was now..
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By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China prevented a United Nations Security Council committee on Wednesday from blacklisting the head of..
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(CBS Local) — A group of scientists are warning against the use of Apple Airpods, saying potentially dangerous radiation being beamed into your heads could..
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The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council was moved by France, UK and US on February 27. The Al..
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A United Nations report said 'damage to the planet is so dire that people’s health will be increasingly threatened unless urgent action is taken.'
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32-year-old Garg was a consultant with the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) and attached to the environment ministry. She was on her way to Nairobi to..
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UN sanctions monitors are investigating Kim Jong-un's luxury purchases of a Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz limousines and Lexus four-wheel-drive vehicles rolled out..
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Climate change, a global major extinction of animals and plants, a human population soaring toward 10 billion, degraded land, polluted air, and plastics,..
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"We are a country that was built on refugees and immigrants," actor and U.N. Goodwill Ambassador says. "They should not to be demonized."
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It's a crucial day for India at the UNSC as US, France and UK, the three permanent members of the security council, will move their proposal to list Pulwama..
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Japan has decided for the first time in years not to submit to the United Nations a joint resolution condemning North Korea's human rights abuses, given U.S...
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The UN said there has been a 'serious regression' in the political power of women across the world in recent years, and it took 25 years for the share of women..
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UN body to consider tonight listing of JeM founder as a global terrorist
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North Korea has broken United Nations sanctions with a "massive" increase of oil imports and coal exports, a U.N. report has found, CNN reports. The 400-page..
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South Sudan's justice minister on Tuesday dismissed U.N. investigators' accusations that fighting and gang rape persisted in his country and called for $285..
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More than 500 men, women and children from the Democratic Republic of Congo's Banunu community were killed in attacks by Batende villagers in December, some..
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People were burnt alive and a two-year-old was thrown into a septic tank, a UN investigation says.
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The deaths of at least 535 men, women and children in fighting between two communities in Democratic Republic of Congo in December may amount to crimes against..
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The deaths of at least 535 men, women and children in fighting between two communities in Democratic Republic of Congo in December may amount to crimes against..
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DUBAI (Reuters) - Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 22 civilians, including women and children, in a village in northern Yemen, the United..
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UN experts say they are investigating possible violations of United Nations sanctions on North Korea in about 20 countries, from alleged clandestine nuclear..
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NAIROBI (Reuters) - A prize-winning author, a football official and a team of humanitarian workers were among those who perished in the crash of Ethiopian..
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A United Nations official said the recent crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya, had at least 22 staff members on board on..
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Article by WN.com Correspondent Amelevi Elaine Affo Ethiopian Airlines confirmed that the flight data recorder have been recovered from flight 302 that was..
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Officials from the International Criminal Court are in Bangladesh as part of a preliminary examination of whether a prosecution over the alleged deportations of..
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The United Nations has suffered one of its biggest losses in years in the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet bound for Nairobi, the head of the..
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A United Nations human rights investigator on Myanmar voiced deep concern on Monday at Bangladesh's plan to relocate 23,000 Rohingya refugees to Bhashan Char in..
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Four Indians, including a UN consultant attached with the Environment Ministry, were among the 157 people killed when a Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines plane..
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BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency should have a bigger presence inside Syria to observe and help refugees returning from abroad and from..
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March 13 is the deadline for the listing of Azhar as an international terrorist under the UN Terror list, it no country raises an issue
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