The UN is a voluntary association of sovereign countries which have committed themselves, through signing the Charter, to ensure international peace and security, and to further international co-operation in solving economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems, and in promoting respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.


United Nations Member Country Security Council United Nation Development Programme High Commissioner 
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  • Giuseppe Schiavone

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