United Nations

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The Charter of the United Nations turns 75

The U.N. charter laid out the principles that guide the United Nations. Learn how this document was shaped, and why it helps ensure the U.N.'s success.
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The U.S. honors a U.N. milestone [video]

As the U.N. marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of its charter, the U.S. affirms the importance of global cooperation for the common good.
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Lifting arms embargo on Iran will fuel regime’s terrorism

A U.N. arms embargo against Iran's regime will soon expire. Learn why the U.S. is seeking to extend restrictions on the leading state sponsor of terrorism.
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America’s Fortune 500 take on COVID-19

These large U.S. companies are donating hundreds of millions of dollars to help coronavirus relief efforts around the world.
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Singaporean to lead U.N. intellectual property agency

Daren Tang, from Singapore, was elected to become the new director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
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U.N. high commissioner: Violence continues in Venezuela

The U.N. high commissioner for human rights and 55 countries called for an end to the human rights abuses still occurring in Venezuela.
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Explained: State Department’s human rights reports

Find out who uses the information from the State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices and how they use it.
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Seized missiles show Iran’s regime flouting U.N. resolutions

The United States seized Iranian-made missiles headed to Yemen. See how Iran's regime continues to fuel conflict despite its people's demands for change.
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Securing Africa’s future through private investment

American-style free enterprise has boosted economies around the world. Learn more about the values that help lift countries and people from poverty.