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United Nations   /junˈaɪtəd nˈeɪʃənz/   Listen
United Nations

An organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security.  Synonym: UN.

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... charge of the investigation at Auburn, until we had New York and Washington and Detroit and Mobile and San Francisco to worry about. Then what had happened to Auburn wasn't important, any more. We were trying to get evidence to lay before the United Nations. We kept at it for about twelve hours after the United Nations ...
— The Answer • Henry Beam Piper

... Type: currently administered by the Supreme National Council (SNC), a body set up under United Nations' auspices, in preparation for an internationally supervised election in 1993 and including representatives from each of the country's four political factions Capital: Phnom Penh Administrative divisions: 19 provinces (khet, singular and plural) ...
— The 1992 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... dexterity in space. They are pursuing the prestige gambit directly and indirectly. In the first category, for example, they give top priority to space exhibits in important public forums—as their duplicate sputniks strategically placed at the world's fair and the United Nations attest. Premier Khrushchev's delight in making gifts to foreigners of miniature Soviet pennants similar to that carried in Lunik II—which hit ...
— The Practical Values of Space Exploration • Committee on Science and Astronautics

Words linked to "United Nations" :   global organization, sc, general assembly, international organisation, world organisation, international organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Children's Fund, Economic and Social Council commission, Economic and Social Council, ECOSOC, UN agency, tc, ECOSOC commission, World Court, world organization, Security Council, International Court of Justice, Trusteeship Council

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