united nations

united nations

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The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations.

The United Nations is rushing to protect Africa from the COVID-19 onslaught that would lead to massive losses of lives and unprecedented social and economic damage.   The novel corona virus is now poised to move fast into the developing world “in a very dangerous way”, and into areas that lack the resources to respond, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres. The Economic Commission for Africa is calling on the Group of 20 countries to support Africa in an immediate health and human response, to include an emergency economic stimulus to African governments.

Climate technology experts met virtually last week to discuss how governments can green their economies and prepare for the inevitable impacts of climate change.

Purposes/roles of the united nations

  1. To maintain international peace and security, and to that end: to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace, and to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the peace;
  2. To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace;
  3. To achieve international co-operation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character, and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion; and
  4. To be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends