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United Nations at a Glance

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This simple, authoritative guide provides a starting point for readers who are new to the UN. In clear language, this book explains what the UN does, how the UN does it, who the actors are, and when historical milestones occurred. Illustrated with photos and stories from the field, the guide examines the work of the UN in international peace and security, economic and social development, human rights, and humanitarian action. As a resource to students and teachers alike, additional features include definitions of frequently used terms, rich statistics, questions and answers, and the building blocks of international law. For anyone who wants to learn more about the world's foremost intergovernmental organisation, The United Nations at a Glance is the perfect place to start.

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Human rights

The Charter of the United Nations, which came into force on 24 October 1945, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted in 1948, proclaim the equal rights of all men and women and of all nations, large and small.

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