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1 By: Manmeet S.

2 What is the United Nations? History Currently How to Improve Facts Did You Know? Sources

3 International organization International peace & security Developing friendly relations among nations Resolving issues & an organization that can help nations Improving living standards & human rights Fundamental issues (ex., environment, gender equality…) World a better place

4 Founded in October 24, 1945 after World War II Started with 51 countries Keep world peace and security Better living standards and human rights Charter signed on June 26, 1945 by the first original 51 countries October 24, 1945 UN officially established because of many more signatories

5 193 members More than 100,000 UN peacekeepers in 16 peace operations UN system – made up of more than 30 organizations combined Millennium Development Goals – want to be achieved by 2015

6 Changes to benefit the UN Meet new demands More efficient & effective ways to provide important services Goals (ex., Millennium Development Goals)

7 official languages of the UN are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish Want nations to work together to defeat inequality, disease, hunger, poverty, and provide literacy (education, schools) for people who need. UN charter contains important information of how the organization works

8 Over 500 multinational treaties with the help of the UN Olive branches in the emblem represent peace UN Headquarters is in New York You can do an internship, voluntary work, and work for the UN United Nations Day is the 24 th of October

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