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.
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
- 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.
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