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United Nations

Definition/Scope: (UN) International organization established in 1945. Its purposes are: to maintain international peace and security; develop friendly relations among nations; achieve international cooperation in solving economic, social, cultural, and humanitarian problems and in promoting respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations attaining these common ends.



Broader Terms:

intergovernmental organization

Narrower Terms:

Food and Agriculture Organization
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
International Atomic Energy Agency
International Labor Organization
International Maritime Organization
International Maritime Satellite Organization
International Monetary Fund
International Telecommunication Union
National Counterterrorism Center
Non-Governmental Organization
Non-State Actor
Office for Special Political Affairs
Office of Field Operational and External Support Activities
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Trusteeship Council
UN agreements
UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs
UN Economic and Social Council
UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UN General Assembly
UN members
UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission
UN operation
UN personnel
UN Rwandan Emergency Office
UN Secretariat
UN Security Council
United Nations Children's Fund
United Nations Command
United Nations Development Program
United Nations High Commission for Refugees
UNSCR 1546
UNSCR 1637
UNSCR 1723
World Food Program
World Health Organization
World Intellectual Property Organization

Related Terms:

civilian organization
human rights
Humanitarian Assistance
humanitarian assistance coordination center
International Court of Justice
International Criminal Court
International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
international environment
New York
Rule of Law
Southwest Asia
The Hague, Netherlands
UN documents
US Mission to the United Nations
World Bank

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