The United Nations

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Fill in the blanks with the missing sentences to complete the article

Missing sentences
  1. famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict

  2. prevent future wars

  3. main offices are located in Geneva, Nairobi, and Vienna

  4. largest and most powerful

The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation and to maintain peace. It was established in 1945 after World War II in order to .

In the beginning, the UN had 51 member states; today it has 193. Its headquarters are in Manhattan, New York, and other .

Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of . The UN is the intergovernmental organization in the world.

Source: Wikipedia


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  1. Do you think the UN is effective?

  2. What are some recent events in which the UN has participated?

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