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The '''United Nations''' (UN) is an international organization that was founded in 1945 in [[San Franciso, California|San Francisco]], [[California]] in the [[United States of America|United States]], when 50 nations signed the [[United Nations Charter]]  As stated in the charter,<ref>[http://www.un.org/aboutun/charter/index.html]</ref> 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 had been established in the 1920s.
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The '''United Nations''' (UN) is an international organization that was founded in 1945 in [[San Francisco, California|San Francisco]], [[California]] in the [[United States of America|United States]], when 50 nations signed the [[United Nations Charter]]  As stated in the charter,<ref>[http://www.un.org/aboutun/charter/index.html]</ref> 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 had been established in the 1920s.
  
 
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==Structure==

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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,[1] 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 had been established in the 1920s.

Structure

The head of each member nation's delegation to the United Nations is titled Ambassador.

General Assembly

Security Council

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

Departments and agencies

National representatives to these organizations may also have the rank and title of Ambassador.

Major UN roles in history

References

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