The United Nations' greatest achievements

rewrite: In 2024, the UN is facing many challenges with the ongoing wars

Stars Insider

05/06/24 | StarsInsider


Founded on October 24, 1945, in the wake of the Second World War, the United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among countries, and achieve international cooperation through six principal organs and numerous specialized agencies, including the WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF, and the World Food Programme (WFP), the latter the recipient of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

Throughout its history, the UN has faced many challenges, not least the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Climate change, too, is an ongoing crisis that dominates the organization's global agenda and, now, the ongoing wars in Ukraine and the Middle East. But over 75 years on, what have been the UN's greatest achievements and most memorable accomplishments? Click through the following gallery for a celebratory overview of the United Nations to date.

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