The United Nations (UN) is an international organization, founded after World War II, for the purposes of maintaining international peace and security. The Charter of the United Nations states:
WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED...
According to its website, the UN's four main goals are:
The UN is comprised of a number of different member states. Florida International University's Green Library is one of a handful of official UN Depository Libraries and contains a number of excellent primary source materials concerning a wide variety of subjects within international relations.
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