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The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked with maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international co-operation, and being a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. It was established after World War II, with the aim of preventing future wars, and succeeded the ineffective League of Nations. Its headquarters, which are subject to extraterritoriality, are in Manhattan, New York City, and it has other main offices in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna and The Hague. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, delivering humanitarian aid, promoting sustainable development, and upholding international law. The UN is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193.

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UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed sadness at the loss of life, displacement of people and destruction of property due to the heavy monsoon rains in India,..
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The United Nations voiced concern after the United States imposed unusually harsh restrictions on the movement of Iran's foreign minister, who was visiting the..
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Saudi vice minister of defense Khalid bin Salman stressed Saudi support for a political solution in Yemen in a meeting with U.N. special envoy to Yemen Martin..
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The United Nations told the United States it is concerned by tight travel restrictions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during his visit to New..
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Yemen's warring parties have agreed new measures to enforce a ceasefire and facilitate a troop pullback from the flashpoint port of Hodeidah, the United Nations..
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Yemen's warring sides have agreed on a "mechanism and new measures to reinforce the ceasefire and de-escalation" around the flashpoint port of Hodeidah, as well..
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The Philippines' highest-ranking lawmaker said on Monday a U.N. resolution to probe the country's bloody war on drugs should be ignored, and its chief backer..
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The United States has granted a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to attend a U.N. meeting in New York this week, two sources familiar with..
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address Indian diaspora in Houston during the visit
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif traveled to New York on Saturday to a United Nations conference, Iran's state news agency IRNA reported, amid..
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was on his way to New York on Saturday to attend a United Nations conference, the official Islamic Republic News..
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Saudi Arabia, Russia and 35 other states have written to the United Nations supporting China's policies in its western region of Xinjiang, according to a copy of..
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Almost 40 states have written to the United Nations supporting China's policies in the western region of Xinjiang, a Chinese diplomat told the U.N. Human Rights..
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United Nations proscribed terrorist Hafiz Saeed on Friday filed a plea in the Lahore High Court challenging terror financing cases lodged against him.
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took a swipe at Iceland on Friday for spearheading a U.N. resolution to investigate his bloody war on drugs, saying it was a..
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When Jocelyn Marquez found her missing son, he was in a Manila morgue, his body riddled with bullet wounds.
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Thirty men were sentenced to death by Houthi authorities in Yemen this week amid credible allegations that many were tortured during three years of..
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The 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) from the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) was..
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned airstrikes in northwest Syria following reports that four health facilities were hit during a single day..
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India lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016, recording the fastest reductions in the multidimensional poverty index values during the..
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The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into mass killings during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's so-called 'war on..
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The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed on Thursday to set up a preliminary U.N. investigation into thousands of killings in the Philippines so-called..
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Nearly two dozen countries have called on China to halt its mass detention of ethnic Uighurs in the Xinjiang region, the first such joint move on the issue at..
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An emergency meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Wednesday, held at Washington's request to weigh Tehran's breach of a nuclear deal, did not produce any..
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All Iran's nuclear activities are monitored by the U.N. atomic watchdog policing its nuclear deal with major powers, its ambassador to the watchdog said on..
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President Donald Trump accused Iran on Wednesday of secretly enriching uranium for a long time and said U.S. sanctions would be increased "substantially" soon,..
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Nearly two dozen countries have called on China to halt its mass detention of ethnic Uighurs in the Xinjiang region, the first such joint move on the issue at..
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Islamist attacks are spreading so fast in West Africa that the region should consider bolstering its response beyond current military efforts, and donors should..
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The United Nations is close to agreement with Syria on establishing a constitutional committee, the U.N. Secretary General's Syria envoy Geir Pedersen told..
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Nearly two dozen countries have called on China to halt its mass detention of ethnic Uighurs in the Xinjiang region, the first such joint move on the issue at..
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Iran is enriching uranium to 4.5% purity, above the 3.67% limit set by its deal with major powers, the U.N. nuclear watchdog policing the deal told member states..
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The United States will use an emergency meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog's board on Wednesday to raise pressure on Iran over breaches of its nuclear deal,..
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The United States will use an emergency meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog's board on Wednesday to raise pressure on Iran over breaches of its nuclear deal,..
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Pakistan continues to live in denial.
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A court in Nepal has sentenced a former UN aid worker from Canada to nine years in jail on charges of sexually abusing two boys, a court official said on..
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The UN's human rights chief said on Monday that she was "appalled" by the conditions migrants and refugees face in US detention facilities,..
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India on Monday slammed the recent report issued by the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) for its critical assessment of the situation..
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China is tightening its grip on Hong Kong and the territory's autonomy and democratic freedoms are slipping away, a prominent Hong Kong activist told the U.N...
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Pakistan on Monday welcomed the UN rights office's report on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
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Iran has enriched uranium beyond a 3.67% purity limit set by its deal with major powers, the U.N. nuclear watchdog policing the deal said on Monday, confirming a..
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Tensions in disputed Kashmir after a deadly suicide bombing earlier this year are having a severe impact on human rights in the region, a United Nations report..
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Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in New Delhi that the update of the earlier OHCHR report is "merely a continuation of the earlier..
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The U.N. atomic watchdog policing Iran's nuclear deal with major powers is still verifying Iran's announcement that it has enriched uranium beyond the maximum..
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U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday that she is appalled at the conditions in which the United States is keeping detained migrants and..
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Inspectors from the U.N. nuclear watchdog who are in Iran will report back once they have checked that Tehran has enriched uranium to a higher level of purity..
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