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The United Nations is an Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) made up of many affiliated programs, councils, funds, and organizations such as the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Trade Centre (ITC).  There are approximately 190 member states. Use the tabs above to find organizational links, documents at the library, databases/indexes, and other resources.

"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."   --From United Nations at a Glance

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  • U.S. Engagement with the United Nations
    United States Participation in the United Nations and Voting Practices in the United Nations
    More than 50 years of reports detailing U.S. engagement with the United Nations.
    "These congressional reports provide insight into the scope and scale of U.S. interaction with the United Nations over time, as well as the evolution of the UN system and its membership."

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