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The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked with maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international co-operation, and being a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. It was established after World War II, with the aim of preventing future wars, and succeeded the ineffective League of Nations. Its headquarters, which are subject to extraterritoriality, are in Manhattan, New York City, and it has other main offices in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna and The Hague. 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. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193.

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The United Nations' refugee agency and Bangladesh authorities on Tuesday started to consult more than 3,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to determine if any..
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A Guatemalan court on Monday acquitted a son and brother of outgoing President Jimmy Morales, after a corruption case that battered his popularity and sparked..
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A Guatemalan court on Monday acquitted a son and brother of President Jimmy Morales, after a corruption case that slashed the president's popularity and..
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Sri Lanka's President on Monday named war veteran Shavendra Silva as its army chief, drawing sharp criticism from the United States and the United Nations over..
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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi appealed on Sunday for more humanitarian aid for Venezuelan refugees pouring into neighboring..
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A United Nations panel of experts has uncovered fragments of British-made laser guidance missile systems at an air raid site in Yemen in a strike that it..
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Eastern Libyan forces have seriously damaged with air strikes a civilian airport in western Libya lacking any military use, the United Nations said on Sunday.
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Diouf died in France following a long illness Senegalese Jacques Diouf who headed the UN food agency for 18 years has died at the age...
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Envoys gathered in Geneva Saturday for a meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). A UN report released in May warned that..
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India's permanent envoy to United Nations, Syed Akbaruddin after the meet got over said, "Article 370 is internal matter.. these have no external ramifications."
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Kashmir news LIVE updates: India's Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin said at the UN headquarters, "Our position was and remains that..
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U.N. Security Council members believe India and Pakistan should refrain from taking unilateral action over the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir, China's U.N...
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U.N. Security Council members believe India and Pakistan should refrain from taking unilateral action over the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir, China's U.N...
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During a closed door meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York on Friday, Pakistan's envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said that the people of Jammu..
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Pakistan's ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi on Friday said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir may be locked up and their voices not heard in..
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(BANGKOK) — Myanmar and Bangladesh will soon make a second attempt to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims, 700,000 of whom fled a security crackdown in Myanmar..
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Kashmir news LIVE updates: After the UNSC meeting ended in New York, Pakistan's UN envoy Maleeha Lodhi told reporters, "We stand ready for a peaceful..
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The Chinese ambassador to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, said on Friday that members of the Security Council generally feel India and Pakistan should both..
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We have no hidden agendas, Russian envoy to UN said.
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GENEVA - A group of UN human rights experts on Friday called for the immediate release of three Iranian women given long jail terms for protesting laws..
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Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya are housed in refugee camps like Kutupalong after fleeing a military offensive in Myanmar Bangladesh and Myanmar are..
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Earlier, Philippine presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo denied allegations that Manila has abandoned the UN arbitral tribunal's decision that rejected..
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KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN MARITIME DISPUTE 2000: Israel withdraws from Lebanon after nearly 30 years without an officially demarcated border. The UN establishes the..
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Human rights activists on Thursday criticized a United Nations decision to hold a conference in Cairo on torture with an Egyptian state organization.
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Flights operations resumed at Hong Kong's airport on Wednesday after two days of disruptions in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.
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Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg sets sail on Wednesday for New York, heading for a UN summit on a zero-emissions yacht skippered by a member of Monaco's..
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The United Nations said on Wednesday it was gravely concerned about reports indicating 11 civilians had been killed in an Afghan security force operation in an..
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The 16-year-old climate activist is crossing the Atlantic to attend a United Nations climate summit. She refuses to fly because aviation has such an enormous..
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Protesters clashed with police at Hong Kong's international airport on Tuesday evening after flights were disrupted for a second day, plunging the former British..
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that Sushma Swaraj as external affairs minister transformed her ministry from being bound to protocol to one..
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London - Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg will set sail for New York on Wednesday, crossing the Atlantic in a racing yacht with no shower or..
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The United Nations refugee agency has called on European governments to urgently allow in more than 500 people rescued in the Mediterranean but who remain..
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The UN Human Rights Office has accused Hong Kong police of defying international norms and standards in their use of weapons, creating “a considerable risk of..
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Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg will set sail for New York on Wednesday, crossing the Atlantic in a racing yacht with no shower or toilet to join..
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling on the international community to step up pressure on Iran, warning time is running out before a United Nations arms..
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Large numbers of Chinese paramilitary forces have been filmed assembling just 30km from Hong Kong in the city of Shenzhen, as the UN warned Beijing to exercise..
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights urged Hong Kong on Tuesday to exercise restraint and investigate evidence of its forces firing tear gas at..
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United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged Hong Kong authorities on Tuesday to exercise restraint and investigate evidence of its..
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Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg will set sail for New York this week, crossing the Atlantic in a racing yacht to join protests in the United..
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United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged Hong Hong authorities on Tuesday to exercise restraint and investigate evidence of its..
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A rattled Pakistan has taken a slew of diplomatic measures, including downgrading bilateral relations with India and suspending bilateral trade, halting of..
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say they are investigating at least 35 instances in 17 countries of North Koreans using cyberattacks to illegally raise..
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A U.N. investigator rebuked France on Monday for its possible role in the transfer of seven suspected jihadists from Syria to Iraq, but Paris dismissed her..
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Leader of the opposition labour party Jeremy Corbyn on Sunday said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is "deeply disturbing". He called for the implementation of..
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As many as 40 people have been killed and 260 injured in Yemen's southern port city of Aden since Aug. 8, when the latest round of fighting broke out, the office..
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Islamabad, Aug 11: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that China fully supports Pakistan in approaching the UN Security Council after India revoked the..
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Benghazi: A bomb-laden vehicle exploded Saturday outside a shopping mall in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least three UN staff members, a..
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