60 ways the United Nations makes a difference

Date: September 28, 2009
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The United Nations was established, in the aftermath of a devasting war, to help stabilize international relations and give peace a more secure foundation. Amid the threat of nuclear war seemingly endless regional conflicts, peacekeeping has become an overriding concern of the United Nations, and the activites of the blue-helmeted peacekeppers have emerged as among the most visible. But the UN is much more than a peacekeeper and forum for conflict resolution. Often without attracting attention, the UN and its family of agencies are engaged ina vast array of work that seeks to improve people’s lives around the world. Child survival and development. Environmental protection. Human rights. Health and medical research. Allevaition of poverty and economic development. Agricultural development and fisheries. Education. The advancement of women. Emergency and disaster relief. Air and sea travel. Peaceful uses of atomic energy. Labour and workers’ rgihts. The list goes on. Here,in brief,is a sampling of what the UN and its component bodies have accomplished since 1945, when the world organisation was founded.

ISBN: 92-1-100986-3
Publisher: UN
Year of Publication: 2005

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