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The United Nations is an organization charged with keeping peace internationally. Founded in 1945 after World War II to prevent another such conflict, the United Nations’ charter allows the organization to take action in matters affecting humanity, including human rights, climate change, peacekeeping, disarmament, humanitarian emergencies, and more. The United Nations comprises 193 member states. The organization provides its members a forum and dialogue for negotiation and discovering diplomatic solutions.


The United Nations is funded on a voluntary basis by its member states. The General Assembly determines the financial assessment for each member, which is typically based on the gross national income. There is a limit on how much each member state is allowed to contribute. This limit is in place to ensure that the organization ...

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