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The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that was tasked to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international co-operation and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. The headquarters of the UN is in Manhattan, New York City, and is subject to extraterritoriality. Further main offices are situated in Geneva, Nairobi, and Vienna. 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. In 24 October 1945, at the end of World War II, the organization was established with the aim of preventing future wars. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. The UN is the successor of the ineffective League of Nations.

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UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres calls on India, Pakistan to take 'immediate steps' to defuse tension post-Pulwama attack

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to take "immediate steps" to de-escalate tensions between the two nations following the Pulwama terror attack,..
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World Day of Social Justice: People across globe come together in pursuit of equal rights and opportunities, inclusive justice

The theme of 2019 World Day of Social Justice is 'If You Want Peace & Development, Work for Social Justice'. The United Nations has stated how pursuit of social justice for all is at the core of..
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Videos for United Nations

Meet the sea squirt, sucking up plastic particles from the sea [Video]Meet the sea squirt, sucking up plastic particles from the sea

Israeli researchers are using rubbery sea creatures, which filter microplastics from sea water, to measure plastic pollution in the ocean. George Sargent reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:05Published

Brexit brief: Juncker in low spirits, UN outlook and the Dutch Brexit monster [Video]Brexit brief: Juncker in low spirits, UN outlook and the Dutch Brexit monster

Today's Brexit Brief: Juncker doubts Wednesday's meeting with Theresa May will "be a productive discussion", a UN report says the UK will lose its global influence and the Dutch Brexit monster enjoys..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:20Published

US Pushes to End Global Criminalization of Homosexuality [Video]US Pushes to End Global Criminalization of Homosexuality

The United States is leading an initiative to end the criminalization of same-sex relations worldwide.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

For Yazidi survivors of Islamic State killings, the nightmares go on [Video]For Yazidi survivors of Islamic State killings, the nightmares go on

As U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to announce the demise of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, U.N. data suggests many of those it displaced have not returned home. Emily Wither reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Pakistan urges U.N. to intervene over Kashmir [Video]Pakistan urges U.N. to intervene over Kashmir

Pakistan's foreign minister appealed to the U.N. Secretary General on Tuesday to help ease tension with India that has escalated sharply following a suicide bomb attack in the Indian part of disputed..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:59Published

Tensions Grow Between Pakistan and India In Kashmir Region [Video]Tensions Grow Between Pakistan and India In Kashmir Region

On Thursday, attackers bombed a convoy of vehicles carrying paramilitary soldiers, killing more than 40 people.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

UN peacekeepers failed to protect civilians last year [Video]UN peacekeepers failed to protect civilians last year

MSF says the deployed force did not protect civilians in the city of Batangafo, where at least 15 people were killed.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:03Published

Islamic State's Syria territory faces collapse [Video]Islamic State's Syria territory faces collapse

The battle for Islamic State's last territory in Syria continued over the weekend. With the militants facing certain defeat, questions remain over what will happen to the survivors and U.S. plans to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:03Published

Trump's choice for U.N. ambassador withdraws [Video]Trump's choice for U.N. ambassador withdraws

U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice for ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons. Grace Lee reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Venezuela: 65 countries support Guaido, while UN backs Maduro [Video]Venezuela: 65 countries support Guaido, while UN backs Maduro

Both sides are committed to entrenching themselves with countries that support them, rather than talks with the other side.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:59Published

Adel al-Jubeir: 'We'll investigate Khashoggi murder on our own' [Video]Adel al-Jubeir: 'We'll investigate Khashoggi murder on our own'

Adel al-Jubeir dismisses inquiry by UN rapporteur, says 'there was no order' to kill Saudi journalist.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 00:43Published

Yemeni conjoined twins die without treatment abroad [Video]Yemeni conjoined twins die without treatment abroad

The boys, who had separate heads but shared a torso, could not survive Yemen's war-ravaged health system. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Canada Prepares To Welcome Hundreds Of Refugees [Video]Canada Prepares To Welcome Hundreds Of Refugees

According to CNN, Canada has announced that it will take in 750 refugees from Libya. Canada had already resettled more than 150 people, with another 600 refugees expected to arrive in the next two..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:57Published

Slain journalist Khashoggi's fiancee releases his memoirs [Video]Slain journalist Khashoggi's fiancee releases his memoirs

The fiancee of murdered Jamal Khashoggi has released the famed journalist's memoirs - and hopes the U.N's recent report will have an international impact. Lauren Anthony reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

Trade: global nerves fray, Germany hits fresh record in 2018 [Video]Trade: global nerves fray, Germany hits fresh record in 2018

Germany's foreign trade hit a record in 2018, underlining how exposed Europe's largest economy is to the global trading system in a week of warnings on how US/China tariff tensions are impacting the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:02Published

Conjoined twins' fate tied to Yemen's blockade [Video]Conjoined twins' fate tied to Yemen's blockade

Conjoined twin boys born in Yemen are in urgent need of treatment abroad, but are unable to leave because the war there has closed the capital city's airport. Megan Revell reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

U.N. Issues Warning Against Politicizing Humanitarian Aid For Venezuela [Video]U.N. Issues Warning Against Politicizing Humanitarian Aid For Venezuela

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, the United Nations warned against politicizing humanitarian aid for Venezuela after the United States sent food and medicine to the country's border and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

UN: Efforts for Yemen ceasefire deal 'beginning to pay off' [Video]UN: Efforts for Yemen ceasefire deal 'beginning to pay off'

Yemenis affected by devastating war remain cautious after repeated violations of deals between Houthis and government.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:52Published

Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camps, calls plight of refugees Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camps, calls plight of refugees "deeply upsetting"

U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie visited camps in Bangladesh for Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar this week. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

UN warns of health risks for Iraqi children in deadly winter [Video]UN warns of health risks for Iraqi children in deadly winter

UNICEF calls for serious measures to help protect thousands of children at risk of dying from freezing weather in the country devastated by war.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published

'Together we will defeat AIDS': Trump [Video]'Together we will defeat AIDS': Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump says his upcoming budget will ask Congress to "make the needed commitment to eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years." Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

UN: N. Korea Protecting Nuclear Missiles [Video]UN: N. Korea Protecting Nuclear Missiles

Reuters reports North Korea is working to ensure its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities cannot be destroyed by military strikes. This comes from U.N. monitors ahead of a meeting between U.S...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

 

France to move proposal at UN to have JeM chief Masood Azhar banned, will insist on keeping Pakistan on FATF grey list

In a major boost to India's efforts to get JeM chief Masood Azhar on the list of global terrorists, France will be moving a proposal at the UN in a "couple of days" to ban the head of the..
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Deteriorating security situation resulting from threat of use of force against Pakistan by India: Shah Mehmood Qureshi writes to UN

Pakistan has sought the UN's urgent intervention to "defuse tensions" with India, the Foreign Office said on Tuesday, following one of the worst terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir in which..
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