United Nations, UN(noun)
an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security
An international coalition, founded 24 October 1945, headquartered in New York City
The United Nations is an international organization whose stated aims include promoting and facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, civil rights, civil liberties, political freedoms, democracy, and the achievement of lasting world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. From its offices around the world, the UN and its specialized agencies decide on substantive and administrative issues in regular meetings held throughout the year. The organization has six principal organs: the General Assembly; the Security Council; the Economic and Social Council; the Secretariat; the International Court of Justice; and the United Nations Trusteeship Council. Other prominent UN System agencies include the World Health Organization, the World Food Programme and United Nations Children's Fund. The UN's most prominent position is that of the office of Secretary-General which has been held by Ban Ki-moon of South Korea since 2007.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An international organization whose members include most of the sovereign nations of the world with headquarters in New York City. The primary objectives of the organization are to maintain peace and security and to achieve international cooperation in solving international economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian problems.
The numerical value of united nations in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of united nations in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.
Qassem Soleimani is subject to a United Nations travel ban and this travel ban requires all states to prohibit Qassem Soleimani from traveling to their nation and the only exception to United Nations is if the Iran sanctions committee grants an exemption.
A hundred years ago, the electric telegraph made possible - indeed, inevitable - the United States of America. The communications satellite will make equally inevitable a United Nations of Earth; let us hope that the transition period will not be equally bloody.
I call on the Security Council to restore and support the mandated role of MINURSO, uphold peacekeeping standards and the impartiality of the United Nations, and, most importantly, avoid setting a precedent for United Nations peacekeeping operations around the world.
The UN is not just a product of do-gooders. It is harshly real. The day will come when men will see the U.N. and what it means clearly. Everything will be all right -- you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction, and see it as a drawing they made themselves.
Images & Illustrations of united nations
Translations for united nations
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- الأمم المتحدةArabic
Get even more translations for united nations »
Find a translation for the united nations definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these united nations definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"united nations." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 28 Apr. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/united nations>.