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Commemorating the United Nations Declaration

Learn how a document signed by Allied nations during World War II helped pave the way for victory — and for today's United Nations.
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China’s manipulation of international organizations

Chinese Communist Party officials subvert international organizations to support the party's priorities and evade criticism for China's human rights abuses.
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Nations urge China to end human rights abuses

The Chinese Communist Party is one of the worst human rights abusers in the world. Learn more about how Beijing represses its people.
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Nobel Prize shines light on U.N. work to end hunger

Learn more about the United Nations' World Food Programme, which won the prestigious 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its worldwide efforts to fight hunger.
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U.N. rebukes Maduro for torture, executions, disappearances

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and an independent U.N. report detail Maduro's human rights abuses in Venezuela.
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Top humanitarian donors come together to face global challenges

The world's top donors of humanitarian aid came together on the sidelines of the United Nations to address the growing needs of people around the world.
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Pompeo: ‘The international human rights project is in crisis’

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo called on countries to renew their commitment to protecting the human rights of all people.
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President Trump to the U.N.: ‘We will defeat the virus’

In his address to the United Nations, President Trump proclaimed the world would beat the COVID-19 pandemic and emerge stronger than before.
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U.S. and U.N. stand for universal human rights [video]

On December 10, 1948, the U.N. ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document inspired by U.S. principles of democracy.