The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights. Due to its unique international character, and the powers vested in its founding Charter, the Organization can take action on a wide range of issues, and provide a forum for its 192 Member States to express their views, through the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and other bodies and committees.
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United Nations Statistics Division
Quick access to national and international statistics through official outlets of UN member states and through UN programs and agencies, as well as the World Trade Organization and Eurostat can be obtained here.
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norden / Nordic Co-operation
The formal co-operation between the Nordic countries is amongst the oldest and most extensive regional co-operation in the world. The political co-operation is built on common values and a willingness to achieve results that contribute to a dynamic development and increase Nordic competencies and competitveness. Nordic co-ooperation involves Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden as well as the three autonomous areas, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Åland Islands.
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Learn About the European Union Assembly
The European Union serves as an example of how different nations with different ideals can work together in the spirit of cooperation. What started out as an economic partnership soon grew into an organization that worked together to make changes in many other aspects of public policy, such as the environment and human rights.
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