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Name: United Nations
Member Since: October 24th, 2006
Member Name: United.nations

The United Nations (UN) is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its family of organizations work to promote respect for human rights, protect the environment, fight disease and reduce poverty. UN agencies define the standards for safe and efficient air travel and help improve telecommunications and enhance consumer protection. The United Nations leads the international campaigns against drug trafficking and terrorism. Throughout the world, the UN and its agencies assist refugees, set up programmes to clear landmines, help expand food production and lead the fight against AIDS.

In September 2005, the members of the UN met in New York both to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the world body, and to make decisions aimed at implementing the collective vision expressed in the Millennium Declaration of September 2000. At that time, Member States, represented at the highest level — including 147 Heads of State and Government — set out measurable goals in every area of UN endeavour. In 2005, the international community met again at a second high-level summit to ensure that those goals are attained. To that end, the Secretary-General presented a set of recommendations for change, aimed at achieving the possible. “In Larger Freedom” calls for specific action in the areas of development, security and human rights — and in recrafting international institutions, including the UN, to more effectively pursue those priorities.

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