|Headquarters |International territory in Manhattan, New|
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|Official languages |Arabic, Chinese, English, French, |
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|Membership |192 member states |
| - |Secretary-General |Ban Ki-moon |
| - |United Nations Charter |26 June 1945 |
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| - |Entry into force of Charter |24 October 1945 |
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The United Nations Organization (UNO) or simply United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and the achieving of world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.
There are currently 192 member states, including nearly every sovereign state in the world
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Following in the wake of the failed League of Nations (1919–1946) (which the United States never joined) the United...