The United Nations (UN) system was chartered by 51 states at the end of the Second World War as a forum for mediation of international disputes and cooperation in international problem-solving. The UN now involves over 180 member states in its five active organs and numerous agencies.

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United Nations
Global association of governments facilitating cooperation in international law, security, economic development, and social equity.
Encyclopedia of the Nations - United Nations
Provides information about the UN's structure, history, membership, headquarters, laws and initiatives. From Thomson Gale.
G3ict: The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs
Advocacy initiative to promote assistive technology.
Group of 77
Caucus organization helps developing states pursue common goals and develop leverage in United Nations deliberations.
Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)
Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Action, and documents.
Permanent Missions to the United Nations
Member listing, website directory and search engine, and links to UN resources. [English, French]
Small Arms Survey
This principal source of public information on all aspects of small arms serves to monitor national and international (governmental and non-governmental) initiatives. Based in Geneva, Switzerland.
UN Peacemaker
Provides information on peace agreements, peacemaking mandate, managing a peace process, Peacemaker's Toolbox, resources and forum. From the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA).
United Nations System of Organizations
Official web directory of the United Nations bureaucracy includes alphabetic lists, theme lists, centers and charts.
Wikipedia - United Nations
Hyperlinked encyclopedia article about the international organization to facilitate cooperation in international law and security, economic development, social progress, human rights and achieving world peace.

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