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The United Nations: A Guide to the International Worldview

DSCN2744Just what is the UN? The United Nations, also known around the world as, The UN, is more than a building built on the shores of the East River in New York; it is a place where people come from around the globe, "committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights." (UN Website) The United Nations has five areas in which the assembly of nations concentrates: Peace and Security, Development, Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs and International Law. The first UN general assembly met in 1945 in Muir Woods, California at a place known as the Cathedral Grove after the Second World War where they drafted and signed the United Nations Charter. A dedication plaque honoring President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who died shortly before the meeting, was placed in the grove.

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