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United Nations is a proper noun.  United Nations is (1) an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security.
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  • United Nations
    This is the website for the United Nations, located in New York City. The UN was begun in 1945 with the goal of maintaining world peace and to provide a forum for countries to work together on global problems. There are 192 member nations in the General Assembly, and 5 permanent members of the Security Council of which the U.S. is one, plus 10 non-permanent members with one year terms.
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
    UNDOC, headquartered in Vienna and established in 1997, is a leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. On the website, users can find out about UNDOC initiatives, news, publications, research, treaties, conventions, and legal affairs. There is also a link to the World Drug Report for 2007 and to a new magazine called Perspectives. Job opportunities are also listed.
  • UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
    This is the website of the secretariat of the UNFCCC. It is maintained to support arrangements for meetings organized under the Convention, to transmit official documents and reports, and to assist in other types of relevant communication. It also serves the Kyoto Protocol. The website provides background and projects of the UNFCCC, information about publications, and more.
    UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, was founded in 1945 as a specialized United Nations Agency. UNESCO works on such problems as worldwide literacy, education, the elimination of poverty, and helping nations reach sustainability. The website is the source for finding out about their projects, publications, and history.
  • Health on the Net (HON)
    In 1996, HON became one of the first URLs to guide both lay users and medical professionals to reliable sources of information on the Internet. HON is a Swiss foundation, but is linked to the United Nations. It has two widely used search tools: MedHunt and HONSelect. The website contains several ways to search for medical information. Also includes conferences and news.
    UNICEF was founded in 1946 by the United Nations to help the many children facing famine and disease after WWII. UNICEF's mission is to help children wherever they need it. It provides housing, food, and clothing. It promotes education, especially in places where it is denied to girls. It is involved in health care issues and immunizations. The website describes UNICEF's history and projects.
  • WHO: World Health Organization
    WHO is the directing and coordinating authority within the United Nations. Its mandated goal is the attainment by all peoples of the highest degree of health. The website has links to the history of WHO, its accomplishments, its programs, and its governance.
  • WIPO
    The World Intellectual Property Organization, established in 1967, is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international international property (IP) system. The website has links to patents, trademarks, copyright, and more. Also on the website are resources for delegates, journalists, students and others, plus most requested info.
  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
    WMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations, established in 1950. It is the UN's authoritative voice on the state and behavior of the earth's atmosphere, its interactions with the oceans, the climate it produces, and the resulting distribution of water resources. On the website, users can find weather forecasts and warnings, weather news, information about climate, and more.
The following articles provide recent United Nations-related news.
  • UN Human Rights Office calls for examination of MMIWG inquiry's genocide claim
    The United Nations Human Rights Office is urging the federal government to probe the national inquiry's conclusion that violence against Indigenous women and girls amounts to genocide, CBC News has learned.
    CBC News.  Sunday, 16 Jun 2019 19:26:23 EDT.
  • Canada delays departure from Mali until end of August
    Canada's peacekeeping contingent will stick around in Mali for an extra few weeks this summer in order to smooth the transition for the next country set to provide helicopter support for the United Nations mission in the war-torn country.
    CBC News.  Friday, 14 Jun 2019 13:12:20 EDT.
  • Record number of South Sudanese face critical lack of food
    PRAGUE (AP) - A record number of people in South Sudan face a critical lack of food. A new report by the government and the United Nations says almost seven million people, or more than 60% of the population, are at risk. ...
    Sam Mednick.  Washington Times.  Friday, 14 Jun 2019 05:20:23 -0400.
  • Up to two million Syrians could flee to Turkey if clashes worsen: U.N.
    Up to 2 million refugees could flee to Turkey if fighting intensifies in northwestern Syria as aid funds run dangerously low, the United Nations said on Monday. ...
    Yahoo.  Monday, 10 Jun 2019 06:16:46 -0400.
  • Euronews: 10 ways to beat air pollution in 2019
    The United Nations has historically designated today, World Environment Day, Wednesday 5th June. Since it began in 1974, the day has grown into a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. ...
    Helen Mukhina.  Kyiv Post.  Wednesday, 05 Jun 2019 10:31:47 +0000.
  • UN Calls For Handover of Power to Civilian Administration
    The United Nations human rights agency called on Sudanese military leaders Tuesday to investigate violence that has killed at least 30 protesters. ...
    Voice of America.  Wednesday, 05 Jun 2019 03:55:00 -0400.
  • Nigerian ambassador chosen as next UN General Assembly president
    Members of the United Nations General Assembly have chosen the Nigerian ambassador to the world body as its next president.
    Irish Independent.  Tuesday, 04 Jun 2019 19:19:24 +0100.
  • UN Habitat Assembly Calls for Innovations
    Africa's population is expected to more than double by 2050, meaning there will be an increasing need for housing on the continent. The United Nations is asking urban planners to come up with innovative solutions to the problem. ...
    Voice of America.  Friday, 31 May 2019 15:46:00 -0400.
  • UN demands release of jailed Catalan separatist leaders
    The detention of three separatists as they are tried for a failed bid to break Catalonia from Spain in 2017 is "arbitrary," experts mandated by the United Nations have concluded, calling for their release.
    The Local.  Thursday, 30 May 2019 12:13:43 +0200.
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