United Nations

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United Nations

United Nations is a an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War. There were originally 51 countries in the organization and there are now 192 Member States to express their views and pseudo governing through its committees.[1]

Economic and Social Council

ECOSOC is the principal council in the United Nations responsible to coordinate economic, social, and related work of all UN specialized agencies, functional commissions and five regional commissions. It is responsible for:

  • "promoting higher standards of living, full employment, and economic and social progress"
  • "identifying solutions to international economic, social and health problems"
  • "facilitating international cultural and educational cooperation"
  • "encouraging universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms."[2]

Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO "works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values." Its broad goal is to find a way to accomplish the concrete objectives set out in the internationally agreed development goals such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).[3]

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