What has the United Nations achieved in 75 years?
October 24 is United Nations Day
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 current COVID-19 pandemic. Climate change, too, is an ongoing crisis that dominates the organization's global agenda. So as the UN marks 75 years since its Charter was signed, what have been its 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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