When did the United Nations get started?
The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.
The UN has 4 main purposes:
- To keep peace throughout the world.
- To develop friendly relations among nations.
- To help nations work together to improve the lives of poor people, to conquer hunger, disease, and illiteracy, and to encourage respect for each other’s rights and freedoms.
- To be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations to achieve these goals
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