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United Nations: Intergovernmental organization
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that was tasked to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international co-operation and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. The headquarters of the UN is in Manhattan, New York City, and is subject to extraterritoriality. Further main offices are situated in Geneva, Nairobi, and Vienna. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, delivering humanitarian aid, promoting sustainable development and upholding international law. The UN is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. In 24 October 1945, at the end of World War II, the organization was established with the aim of preventing future wars. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. The UN is the successor of the ineffective League of Nations.

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Two hundred families trapped by Islamic State in Syria, U.N. says

Some 200 families are trapped in a shrinking area of Syria controlled by Islamic State, whose forces are stopping many from fleeing, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday, calling..
Reuters - Published

IS 'trapping 200 families' in last stronghold in Syria

is 'trapping 200 families' in last stronghold in syria
The UN says women and children are apparently being actively prevented from leaving Baghuz.
BBC News - Published

Videos for United Nations

For Yazidi survivors of Islamic State killings, the nightmares go on [Video]For Yazidi survivors of Islamic State killings, the nightmares go on

As U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to announce the demise of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, U.N. data suggests many of those it displaced have not returned home. Emily Wither reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Pakistan urges U.N. to intervene over Kashmir [Video]Pakistan urges U.N. to intervene over Kashmir

Pakistan's foreign minister appealed to the U.N. Secretary General on Tuesday to help ease tension with India that has escalated sharply following a suicide bomb attack in the Indian part of disputed..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:59Published

Tensions Grow Between Pakistan and India In Kashmir Region [Video]Tensions Grow Between Pakistan and India In Kashmir Region

On Thursday, attackers bombed a convoy of vehicles carrying paramilitary soldiers, killing more than 40 people.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

UN peacekeepers failed to protect civilians last year [Video]UN peacekeepers failed to protect civilians last year

MSF says the deployed force did not protect civilians in the city of Batangafo, where at least 15 people were killed.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:03Published

Islamic State's Syria territory faces collapse [Video]Islamic State's Syria territory faces collapse

The battle for Islamic State's last territory in Syria continued over the weekend. With the militants facing certain defeat, questions remain over what will happen to the survivors and U.S. plans to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:03Published

Trump's choice for U.N. ambassador withdraws [Video]Trump's choice for U.N. ambassador withdraws

U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice for ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons. Grace Lee reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Venezuela: 65 countries support Guaido, while UN backs Maduro [Video]Venezuela: 65 countries support Guaido, while UN backs Maduro

Both sides are committed to entrenching themselves with countries that support them, rather than talks with the other side.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:59Published

Adel al-Jubeir: 'We'll investigate Khashoggi murder on our own' [Video]Adel al-Jubeir: 'We'll investigate Khashoggi murder on our own'

Adel al-Jubeir dismisses inquiry by UN rapporteur, says 'there was no order' to kill Saudi journalist.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 00:43Published

Yemeni conjoined twins die without treatment abroad [Video]Yemeni conjoined twins die without treatment abroad

The boys, who had separate heads but shared a torso, could not survive Yemen's war-ravaged health system. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Canada Prepares To Welcome Hundreds Of Refugees [Video]Canada Prepares To Welcome Hundreds Of Refugees

According to CNN, Canada has announced that it will take in 750 refugees from Libya. Canada had already resettled more than 150 people, with another 600 refugees expected to arrive in the next two..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:57Published

Slain journalist Khashoggi's fiancee releases his memoirs [Video]Slain journalist Khashoggi's fiancee releases his memoirs

The fiancee of murdered Jamal Khashoggi has released the famed journalist's memoirs - and hopes the U.N's recent report will have an international impact. Lauren Anthony reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

Trade: global nerves fray, Germany hits fresh record in 2018 [Video]Trade: global nerves fray, Germany hits fresh record in 2018

Germany's foreign trade hit a record in 2018, underlining how exposed Europe's largest economy is to the global trading system in a week of warnings on how US/China tariff tensions are impacting the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:02Published

Conjoined twins' fate tied to Yemen's blockade [Video]Conjoined twins' fate tied to Yemen's blockade

Conjoined twin boys born in Yemen are in urgent need of treatment abroad, but are unable to leave because the war there has closed the capital city's airport. Megan Revell reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

U.N. Issues Warning Against Politicizing Humanitarian Aid For Venezuela [Video]U.N. Issues Warning Against Politicizing Humanitarian Aid For Venezuela

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, the United Nations warned against politicizing humanitarian aid for Venezuela after the United States sent food and medicine to the country's border and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

UN: Efforts for Yemen ceasefire deal 'beginning to pay off' [Video]UN: Efforts for Yemen ceasefire deal 'beginning to pay off'

Yemenis affected by devastating war remain cautious after repeated violations of deals between Houthis and government.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:52Published

Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camps, calls plight of refugees Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camps, calls plight of refugees "deeply upsetting"

U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie visited camps in Bangladesh for Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar this week. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

UN warns of health risks for Iraqi children in deadly winter [Video]UN warns of health risks for Iraqi children in deadly winter

UNICEF calls for serious measures to help protect thousands of children at risk of dying from freezing weather in the country devastated by war.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published

'Together we will defeat AIDS': Trump [Video]'Together we will defeat AIDS': Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump says his upcoming budget will ask Congress to "make the needed commitment to eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years." Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

UN: N. Korea Protecting Nuclear Missiles [Video]UN: N. Korea Protecting Nuclear Missiles

Reuters reports North Korea is working to ensure its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities cannot be destroyed by military strikes. This comes from U.N. monitors ahead of a meeting between U.S...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Euro zone business growth almost stalled in Jan - PMI [Video]Euro zone business growth almost stalled in Jan - PMI

Euro zone businesses started the year by expanding at their weakest rate since mid-2013 as a manufacturing slowdown spread to services, according to the final PMI readings for January. David Pollard..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Syrians trapped in Rukban call on UN for safe passage [Video]Syrians trapped in Rukban call on UN for safe passage

At least eight children have died in December because of the lack of food and medicine in the camp.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

Aid effort little relief for migrants trapped in Libya [Video]Aid effort little relief for migrants trapped in Libya

A bigger presence of relief agencies, U.N. workers, and diplomats in Libya has done little to ease the plight of migrants abused in detention centers and blocked from crossing the Mediterranean,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:08Published

 

Pakistan urges U.N. to intervene over Kashmir tension with India

Pakistan's foreign minister appealed to the U.N. Secretary General on Tuesday to help ease tension with India that has escalated sharply following a suicide bomb attack in the Indian part of disputed..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: U.S. blocks North Korean air traffic revival ahead of Trump-Kim summit

The United States has blocked efforts by a U.N. agency to improve civil aviation in North Korea at a time when Pyongyang is trying to reopen part of its airspace to foreign flights, three sources..
Reuters - Published

Australia's drought leading to 'suffering' of children, UN warns

australia's drought leading to 'suffering' of children, un warns
Many spend long days witnessing the "trauma" of their parents and animals, the UN warns.
BBC News - Published

Trump's choice for U.N. ambassador withdraws: State Department

U.S. President Donald Trump's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons, the State Department said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Heather Nauert withdraws nomination as US envoy to UN

heather nauert withdraws nomination as us envoy to un
President Trump's pick to be America's new UN ambassador cites "family interests" for her decision.
BBC News - Published

Yemen war: Grain stores in Hudaydah 'at risk of rotting'

yemen war: grain stores in hudaydah 'at risk of rotting'
The UN cannot access the plant in Hudaydah, which holds food to feed 3.7 million for a month.
BBC News - Published

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