- an international organization of independent states, with its headquarters in New York City, that was formed in 1945 to promote peace and international cooperation and security
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- Governmentan international organization, with headquarters in New York City, formed to promote international peace, security, and cooperation under the terms of the charter signed by 51 founding countries in San Francisco in 1945. Abbr.: UN Cf. General Assembly, Security Council.
- Governmentthe nations that signed the joint declaration in Washington, D.C., January 2, 1942, pledging to employ full resources against the Axis powers, not to make a separate peace, etc.
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United Nations n (functioning as singular or plural)
'United Nations' also found in these entries:
Annan - Atlantic Charter - Bernadotte - Boutros-Ghali - Boyd Orr - Bunche - CD - Cassin - Dumbarton Oaks - Evatt - FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - French Togoland - GA - General Assembly - Geneva - Hague Tribunal - Hammarskjöld - Hot Springs - International Court of Justice - International Labor Organization - International Monetary Fund - International Telecommunications Union - Jerusalem - Korean War - Kyoto protocol - Lake Success - Lie - MacArthur - Pacific Islands - Pacific Islands, Trust Territory of the - Pérez de Cuéllar - Roosevelt - Ruanda-Urundi - Security Council - Stevenson - TC - Thant - U Thant - UN - UNC - UNCIO - UNCTAD - UNEF - UNESCO - UNHCR - UNICEF - UNIDO - UNO - UNRRA