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United Nations

The United Nations Organization (UNO) or simply United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and the achieving of world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.

Articles About United Nations

Pope Francis gestures to the crowd at Manger Square in the West Bank town of Bethlehem May 25, 2014. Pope Francis made a surprise stop on Sunday at the wall Palestinians abhor as a symbol of Israeli oppression, and later invited presidents from both sides
Security for Pope Francis' Albania Trip At Status Quo, Won’t Be Reinforced Despite ISIS Threat – Vatican

By IBTimes AU

Pope Francis could be an easy risk for the ISIS this weekend on his visit to Albania. (10:51 am)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Speaks At A News Conference at AUSMIN Meeting At Admiralty House In Sydney
Julie Bishop to Attend UN Climate Summit; Australia Pressured to Announce 'Bolder' Target

By IBTimes AU

Australia is feeling the pressure of committing to a new target to achieve its 2020 emissions reduction goal. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will be representing Australia in the upcoming UN summit. (6:03 pm)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, NEW YORK, RENEWABLE ENERGY, TONY ABBOTT

Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie Leaves Brad Pitt During Malta Honeymoon, Attends To UN Special Envoy Responsibility

By IBTimes AU

Angelina Jolie left husband Brad Pitt during their working honeymoon in Malta to attend to her responsibility as UN Special Envoy (6:00 pm)

MORE TOPICS: BRAD PITT, EGYPT

A man washes his hands as a preventive measure against the Ebola virus on a street in Monrovia, September 13, 2014. REUTERS/James Giahyue (LIBERIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
West Africa Ebola Epidemic To Last 12-18 Months More

By IBTimes AU

The Ebola outbreak will last 12 - 18 months more. (5:04 pm)

MORE TOPICS: THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK, UGANDA

US Air Force handout photo of Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II fighter jet
Air Strikes in Syria Against Islamic State May be ‘Illegal’

By IBTimes AU

Air strikes in Syria may turn out to be “illegal,” reports suggest. (Sep 16)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

Palestinians sleep at a United Nations school, where people who fled heavy Israeli shelling in the Shejaia neighbourhood sought refuge during fighting,
Israel Orders Criminal Probe Into Gaza War Excesses: Critics Call It A Trick To Hoodwink The UN

By IBTimes AU

It is a positive signal that Israel wants to Introspect its war time behaviour (Sep 12)

MORE TOPICS: AL JAZEERA, ISRAEL, HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, ATTORNEY GENERAL

NASA picture taken by German astronaut Alexander Gerst
‘Ozone Layer Has Started Recovery Process:’ UN Scientists

By IBTimes AU

The ozone layer, which protects the Earth from various harmful cosmic rays, has started its recovering process, the United Nations reported. (Sep 11)

MORE TOPICS: NASA, NOBEL PRIZE, CANCER

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Speaks At A News Conference at AUSMIN Meeting At Admiralty House In Sydney
Julie Bishop Rated Most Popular Politician in Australia; Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey Scored Low

By IBTimes AU

Australia's most popular minister is Julie Bishop, according to a new survey. The Foreign Minister has been vocal about leading Australia's campaign when it comes to international affairs especially in the MH17 investigation and the fight against ISIS. (Sep 10)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, UKRAINE, TONY ABBOTT

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott
Australia Rejects UN Charge Of Rights Violations On Asylum Seekers

By IBTimes AU

The UN needs to evolve mechanisms to fix such cases before engaging in a public debate (Sep 10)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, HUMAN RIGHTS, AUSTRALIA, INTERNATIONAL LAW, SETTLEMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS LAW