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The United Nations (UN) is an international organization that was founded in 1945 in San Francisco, California in the United States, when 50 nations signed the United Nations Charter As stated in the charter, the UN's mission is to prevent international war, protect human rights, support social progress and justice, and help with economic progress. The United Nations supplanted the failed League of Nations, which was established in the 1920s.

Structure

General Assembly

Security Council

The Security Council has 15 members, including 5 permanent members: Russia, China, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France.

Specialized Departments

Major UN roles in history