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Princeton's WordNet

  1. United Nations, UNnoun

    an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security


  1. United Nationsnoun

    An international coalition, founded 24 October 1945, headquartered in New York City


  1. United Nations

    The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization whose stated purposes are to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the world's largest and most familiar international organization. The UN is headquartered on international territory in New York City, and has other main offices in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna, and The Hague (home to the International Court of Justice). The UN was established after World War II with the aim of preventing future world wars, succeeding the League of Nations, which was characterized as ineffective. On 25 April 1945, 50 governments met in San Francisco for a conference and started drafting the UN Charter, which was adopted on 25 June 1945 and took effect on 24 October 1945, when the UN began operations. Pursuant to the Charter, the organization's objectives include maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, delivering humanitarian aid, promoting sustainable development, and upholding international law. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; with the addition of South Sudan in 2011, membership is now 193, representing almost all of the world's sovereign states.The organization's mission to preserve world peace was complicated in its early decades by the Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union and their respective allies. Its missions have consisted primarily of unarmed military observers and lightly armed troops with primarily monitoring, reporting and confidence-building roles. UN membership grew significantly following widespread decolonization beginning in the 1960s. Since then, 80 former colonies have gained independence, including 11 trust territories that had been monitored by the Trusteeship Council. By the 1970s, the UN's budget for economic and social development programmes far outstripped its spending on peacekeeping. After the end of the Cold War, the UN shifted and expanded its field operations, undertaking a wide variety of complex tasks.The UN has six principal organs: the General Assembly; the Security Council; the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); the Trusteeship Council; the International Court of Justice; and the UN Secretariat. The UN System includes a multitude of specialized agencies, funds and programmes such as the World Bank Group, the World Health Organization, the World Food Programme, UNESCO, and UNICEF. Additionally, non-governmental organizations may be granted consultative status with ECOSOC and other agencies to participate in the UN's work. The UN's chief administrative officer is the secretary-general, currently Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres, who began his first five year-term on 1 January 2017 and was re-elected on 8 June 2021. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. The UN, its officers, and its agencies have won many Nobel Peace Prizes, though other evaluations of its effectiveness have been mixed. Some commentators believe the organization to be an important force for peace and human development, while others have called it ineffective, biased, or corrupt.


  1. united nations

    The United Nations (UN) is an international organization founded in 1945 after World War II. It is composed of 193 member countries and is aimed at promoting peace, security, social progress, economic development, and international law. The UN engages in a wide range of activities, including peacekeeping missions, conflict resolution, humanitarian assistance, disease prevention, and cultural preservation. Its main organs are the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, the International Court of Justice, and the UN Secretariat.


  1. United Nations

    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.

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  1. United Nations

    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.

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  1. united nations

    The United Nations (also known as the Global United Nations Syndicate or G.U.N.S) is a criminal organization based in the Greater Vancouver area in British Columbia formed in the 1990s. The name alludes to the various ethnic origins of its members. It is believed the decision to have a multi-ethnic criminal organization was in direct defiance to the racist membership practices held by the Hells Angels (who are considered enemies), not allowing any minorities to join their ranks. Police have estimated the U.N gang has up to 100-150 core members in the Lower Mainland area of B.C. The alleged leader of the United Nations is Clayton Roueche, who shares the leadership role with Jing Bon Chan. It is rumored that the gang has a hierarchy similar to that of the Italian Mafia, yet takes inspiration from Chinese Triad gangs in their initiation techniques. Once potential members have proven themselves adequately, they are "made" during a ceremony in which they swear to uphold the laws of the gang. Some examples are: No hard drugs. No police informing. No committing a sexual act with a sworn brother's spouse. No stealing from or ripping off sworn brothers. All these examples are believed to be punishable by death. In the early days of the U.N gang, they were linked to Asian organized crime. But today, the gang has links to outlaw motorcycle gangs, Indo-Canadian and independent organized crime groups as well. The United Nations gang are known for their use of violence, threatening and intimidation and lack of fear of law enforcement. Police sources say the gang has established a choke hold on the drug trade in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Their main rivals are the Independent Soldiers and Red Scorpions criminal organizations, but they are sworn enemies of the Hells Angels as well (although some U.N. members have working relationships with full patch H.A.s). Today, police believe the U.N is a structured organization that imports and distributes B.C bud and cocaine accumulating millions of dollars through Canada, the United States and Mexico. Police also believe they dabble in weapons trafficking, marijuana grow-ops, cross-border trafficking, extortion, kidnappings and the dealing of heroin and crystal meth. Authorities believe that the U.N gang is now actively applying their trade in other Canadian cities such as Winnipeg and Edmonton with underworld connections expanding into U.S. cities such as Seattle, Washington and northern California.

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  1. united nations

    An international socialist organization created to ensure World Peace. It has a number of democratically elected socialist unity government representatives from each member country of the world. Each member country has a representative elected through a UN representative election in their country. Each country is united and collaborates with all facets and structures of the relevant unity assembly, unity council, unity legislature, unity senate, unity house of representatives, unity parliament, unity government, local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government and international unity government to ensure the cocreation of World peace. All members of the organization are focused positively on cocreating optimum health, democracy, human rights, right to life, shared prosperity for all, stability, socialism, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, right to housing, fasttrack of public housing on public land projects, right to free preschool education, fasttrack of SDG social enterprise creation, right to parent, right to free preschool education, right to a standard of living, creation of a universal living income system, right to internet access, economic stability, financial stability, civil rights, equal rights, equal opportunities, employment rights, childrens rights, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, united partnership, multi-party working, community empowerment systems, redistribution of wealth, fairness and justness across society, the country, jurisdiction and the world and contribute to the cocreation of global and national peace agreements, peace treaties, the universes truth, the collective plan for the evolution of humanity and has a fair, just and transparent system of checks and balances.

    The United Nations is respected and valued for the services it provides throughout the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 24, 2021  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of united nations in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

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    The numerical value of united nations in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of united nations in a Sentence

  1. Marsha Blackburn:

    The Chinese Communist Party's campaign of malign influence within the United Nations is an open secret that continually puts the lives of China's dissidents at risk, the international community can no longer turn a blind eye to Beijing’s egregious abuse. No whistleblower should be fired for exposing how the U.N. is aiding Communist China’s exploitation and abuse of the Muslim Uyghurs. Earlier this year, I introduced the United Nations Transparency and Accountability Act to strengthen America's leadership in the United Nations system and expose the CCP for their crimes.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    United Nations's really pretty straightforward, right, and United Nations's not my -- United Nations's not my description of what needs to take place. Chairman Kim made a promise. Chairman Kim told not only President President Trump, but( South Korean) President Moon that Chairman Kim was prepared to denuclearize. The scope and scale of that is agreed to. The North Koreans understand what The North Koreans means. There's no mistake about what the scope of denuclearization looks like.

  3. Trevor Thrall:

    Why is it magically, uniquely [ the United States ’ job ] ? We do n’t live next to Syria, we did n’t start the war, we are not Assad’s keeper, why, without any vote at the United Nations Security Council or without deliberation with allies, why should we take United Nations Security Council on ourselves ?

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    “The United Nations and the Organization of American States have named 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent. This is an opportunity for all of us around the globe to celebrate the diversity of our societies and to honor the contributions that our fellow citizens of African descent make every day to the economic, social and political fabrics of our communities.”

  5. Mike Pompeo:

    The United States reminds every United Nations member state of The United States responsibility to stop illegal ship-to-ship transfers, and we urge United Nations to step up United Nations enforcement efforts as well.

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