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  • proper n. An international coalition, founded 24 October 1945, headquartered in New York City

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  • n. an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security


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  • Roosevelt, coined the name United Nations "when representatives of 26 nations pledged their Governments to continue fighting together against the Axis Powers."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • They're going to put on the blue helmets, what they call the United Nations blue helmets, and they will become a new mission called UNMIL, or United Nations Mission in Liberia.

    CNN Transcript Sep 30, 2003

  • Hague said Britain hoped the move would help break what he called United Nations silence "on the ongoing brutality taking place in Syria" after Russia and China thwarted Western efforts to pass a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • America has a long history with the UN; during the darkest days of World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt was the one to coin the name United Nations, and the organization’s charter was signed in San Francisco in 1945.

    Spoken from the Heart

  • She calls the United Nations resolution for a no-fly zone and "all necessary measures" to end the violence against rebels a "strong message that needs to be heeded."

    Clinton: Libya must follow its cease-fire words with action

  • The phrase United Nations includes the word "nations" which suggests that "national" entities might have something to do with it's doings.

    Rabett Run

  • Even the clubhouse that they have that they call the United Nations building is right here on prime Manhattan real estate.

    CNN Transcript Aug 1, 2006

  • And, in any case, did the programme need that enormous political superstructure we call the United Nations?

    You win some and you lose some

  • But it's funny that you should mention this issue because again, if we have a very negative impact coming out of the United Nations, in other words that the Palestinians are really short-handed on this issue; You saw recently what happened in Egypt with the attack on the Israeli Embassy; Turkey downgrading its relationship, Egypt having problem with Israel.

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  • At one point, he referred to the United Nations as "pathetic."

    Breaking News: CBS News


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  • UN, United Nations, UNO, United Nations Organization
    The United Nations is an international organization whose stated aims include promoting and facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, civil rights, civil liberties, political freedoms, democracy, and the achievement of lasting world peace.


    May 19, 2013