A report on United Nations

Members of the United Nations
1943 sketch by Franklin Roosevelt of the UN original three branches: The Four Policemen, an executive branch, and an international assembly of forty UN member states
The UN in 1945: founding members in light blue, protectorates and territories of the founding members in dark blue
Dag Hammarskjöld was a particularly active secretary-general from 1953 until his death in 1961.
Kofi Annan, secretary-general from 1997 to 2006
Flags of member nations at the United Nations Headquarters, seen in 2007
Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet general secretary, addressing the UN General Assembly in December 1988
Colin Powell, the US Secretary of State, demonstrates a vial with alleged Iraq chemical weapon probes to the UN Security Council on Iraq war hearings, 5 February 2003
Current secretary-general, António Guterres
The ICJ ruled that Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008 did not violate international law.
Under Sukarno, Indonesia became the first and only country to leave the United Nations.
A Nepalese soldier on a peacekeeping deployment providing security at a rice distribution site in Haiti during 2010
The UN Buffer Zone in Cyprus was established in 1974 following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.
Eleanor Roosevelt with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1949
Three former directors of the Global Smallpox Eradication Programme reading the news that smallpox has been globally eradicated in 1980
In Jordan, UNHCR remains responsible for the Syrian refugees and the Zaatari refugee camp.
The 2001 Nobel Peace Prize to the UN—diploma in the lobby of the UN Headquarters in New York City
Marking of the UN's 70th anniversary – Budapest, 2015

Intergovernmental organization whose purposes are to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.

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Norway

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Nordic country in Northern Europe, the mainland territory of which comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula.

Nordic country in Northern Europe, the mainland territory of which comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula.

Opening of Ohthere's Old English account, translated: "Ohthere told his lord Ælfrede king that he lived northmost of all Norwegians…"
Extent of the Ahrensburg culture 12,900–11,700 BC
Nordic Bronze Age rock carvings at Steinkjer, Central Norway
Locations of the Germanic tribes described by Jordanes in Norway
The Gjermundbu helmet found in Buskerud is the only known reconstructable Viking Age helmet.
The Norwegian Kingdom at its greatest extent, 13th century
Bryggen in Bergen, once the centre of trade in Norway under the Hanseatic League trade network, now preserved as a World Heritage Site
The Kalmar Union, c. undefined 1500
The Battle of the Sound between an allied Dano-Norwegian–Dutch fleet and the Swedish navy, 8 November 1658 (29 October OS)
The 1814 constitutional assembly, painted by Oscar Wergeland
Harvesting of oats in Jølster, c. undefined 1890
A Sámi family in Norway, c. undefined 1900
A girl from Hardanger wearing a Norwegian bridal bunad, c. undefined 1900
Scenes from the Norwegian Campaign in 1940
Bombing of Kristiansund. The German invasion resulted in 24 towns being bombed in the spring of 1940.
Norwegian fighter pilots in the United Kingdom during World War II
Since the 1970s oil production has helped to expand the Norwegian economy and finance the Norwegian state. (Statfjord oil field)
Town Hall Square in Oslo filled with people with roses mourning the victims of the Utøya massacre of 22 July 2011
A satellite image of continental Norway in winter
Köppen climate classification types of Norway 1980–2016 with 0C as winter threshold. Note: The map is lacking some areas with Dfb climates (shown as Dfc).
Map of Norway showing the normal precipitation (annual average). Period 1961–1990.
Called elg in Norwegian, the moose is the main national animal.
The Royal Palace in Oslo
King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway (reigning since 1991) in 2012
The Storting is the Parliament of Norway.
A municipal and regional reform: "On 8 June 2017, the Storting decided the following merger of counties."
Norway and its overseas administrative divisions
International Women's Day march in Oslo
Royal Norwegian Navy Fridtjof Nansen class frigate
The first Norwegian F-35 Lightning II lands at Luke Air Force Base.
A proportional representation of Norway exports, 2019
Norway's claimed economic zones
Members of the European Free Trade Association (green) participate in the European Single Market and are part of the Schengen Area.
Agriculture is a significant sector, in spite of the mountainous landscape (Øysand).
Stockfish has been exported from Lofoten in Norway for at least 1,000 years.
Oil production has been central to the Norwegian economy since the 1970s, with a dominating state ownership (Heidrun oil field).
Årumkrysset on European route E6 in Årum, Fredrikstad
Oslo Airport, Gardermoen
Niels Henrik Abel made pioneering contributions in a variety of fields. The Abel Prize in mathematics, originally proposed in 1899 to complement the Nobel Prizes, is named in his honour.
Annual population growth in Norway 1951–2016, in thousands
Minneapolis–Saint Paul has the largest concentration of ethnic Norwegians outside Norway, at 470,000.
Norwegians of two Norwegian parents, either born abroad or in Norway as a percentage proportionally and nationally in Norway as of 2021
Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim
Development of life expectancy in Norway
The main building of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim
The map shows the division of the Norwegian dialects within the main groups.
Norwegian woman in local geographic environment at Voss near Gudvangen in 1959
Traditional Norwegian farmer's costumes, known as folkedrakt, and modern costumes inspired by those costumes, known as bunad, are widely used on special occasions.
Egil Ragnar Monn-Iversen had so much influence in Norwegian culture that he received the nickname the Godfather.
Edvard Grieg, composer and pianist
Hardingfele, the "Hardanger fiddle", a Norwegian instrument
Sigrid Undset
The Urnes Stave Church has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Dalen Hotel in Telemark built in Dragon Style, a style of design architecture that originated during the Norwegian romantic nationalism.
The Scream by Edvard Munch, 1893
Skier Marit Bjørgen from Norway is the most successful Winter Olympian of all time, with 15 medals

Norway is also a founding member of the United Nations, NATO, the European Free Trade Association, the Council of Europe, the Antarctic Treaty, and the Nordic Council; a member of the European Economic Area, the WTO, and the OECD; and a part of the Schengen Area.

Holy See

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Jurisdiction of the Pope in his role as the bishop of Rome.

Jurisdiction of the Pope in his role as the bishop of Rome.

The papal throne (cathedra), in the apse of Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran, symbolises the Holy See.
Vatican City, the Holy See's sovereign territory
Foreign relations with the Holy See. Diplomatic relations
Other relations
No relations

The Holy See maintains bilateral diplomatic relations with 183 sovereign states, signs concordats and treaties, and performs multilateral diplomacy with multiple intergovernmental organizations, including the United Nations and its agencies, the Council of Europe, the European Communities, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the Organization of American States.

Kenya

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Country in Eastern Africa.

Country in Eastern Africa.

The Turkana boy, a 1.6-million-year-old hominid fossil belonging to Homo erectus.
A traditional Swahili carved wooden door in Lamu.
Portuguese presence in Kenya lasted from 1498 until 1730. Mombasa was under Portuguese rule from 1593 to 1698 and again from 1728 to 1729.
British East Africa in 1909
The Kenya–Uganda Railway near Mombasa, about 1899.
A statue of Dedan Kimathi, a Kenyan rebel leader with the Mau Mau who fought against the British colonial system in the 1950s.
The first president and founding father of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta.
Daniel arap Moi, Kenya's second President, and George W. Bush, 2001
Uhuru Kenyatta in 2014.
A map of Kenya.
A Köppen climate classification map of Kenya.
Kenya's third president, Mwai Kibaki
The Supreme Court of Kenya building.
President Barack Obama in Nairobi, July 2015
Emblem of the Kenya Defence Forces
Kenya's 47 counties.
A proportional representation of Kenya exports, 2019
Kenya, Trends in the Human Development Index 1970–2010.
Amboseli National Park
Tsavo East National Park
Tea farm near Kericho, Kericho County.
Agricultural countryside in Kenya
The Kenya Commercial Bank office at KENCOM House (right) in Nairobi.
Workers at Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant
The official logo of Vision 2030.
Lake Turkana borders Turkana County
Lions Family Portrait Masai Mara
Maasai people. The Maasai live in both Kenya and Tanzania.
Child labour in Kenya
A Bantu Kikuyu woman in traditional attire
Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Cathedral in Mombasa.
Outpatient Department of AIC Kapsowar Hospital in Kapsowar.
Table showing different grades of clinical officers, medical officers, and medical practitioners in Kenya's public service
School children in a classroom.
An MSc student at Kenyatta University in Nairobi.
A Maasai girl at school.
Kenyan boys and girls performing a traditional dance
Nation Media House, which hosts the Nation Media Group
Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o.
Popular Kenyan musician Jua Cali.
Jepkosgei Kipyego and Jepkemoi Cheruiyot at the 2012 London Olympics
Kenyan Olympic and world record holder in the 800 meters, David Rudisha.
Ugali and sukuma wiki, staples of Kenyan cuisine

Kenya is a member of the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, COMESA, International Criminal Court, as well as other international organisations.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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International document adopted by the United Nations General Assembly that enshrines the rights and freedoms of all human beings.

International document adopted by the United Nations General Assembly that enshrines the rights and freedoms of all human beings.

Former-Foreign Office Minister Baroness Anelay speaking at the Commemorating Human Rights Day event in London, 8 December 2016.
In miniature book
Distribution map of Islam in the world.
The map shows the per cent Muslim population in each nation, worldwide. The grey colour for a nation means near zero per cent of the population in that nation is Muslim.

Of the 58 members of the United Nations at the time, 48 voted in favour, none against, eight abstained, and two did not vote.

United Nations Secretariat

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António Guterres is the current UN secretary-general

The United Nations Secretariat (Secrétariat des Nations unies) is one of the six major organs of the United Nations (UN), with the others being (a) the General Assembly, (b) the Security Council, (c) the Economic and Social Council, (d) the defunct Trusteeship Council, and (e) the International Court of Justice.

Tshombe in France, 1963

Moïse Tshombe

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Congolese businessman and politician.

Congolese businessman and politician.

Tshombe in France, 1963
Tshombe in Katanga, 1962
Prime Minister Tshombe touring Stanleyville in 1964

Tshombe demanded United Nations recognition for independent Katanga, and he announced that any intervention by UN troops would be met with force.

The Hungarian flag with the Communist coat of arms (1948–56) cut out was a revolutionary symbol.

Hungarian Revolution of 1956

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Countrywide revolution against the government of the Hungarian People's Republic (1949–1989) and the Hungarian domestic policies imposed by the USSR.

Countrywide revolution against the government of the Hungarian People's Republic (1949–1989) and the Hungarian domestic policies imposed by the USSR.

The Hungarian flag with the Communist coat of arms (1948–56) cut out was a revolutionary symbol.
Stalin's man in Hungary: Mátyás Rákosi addresses an audience in Budapest, 1948.
In the Eastern bloc, Hungarian Prime Minister Imre Nagy (centre) proved too progressive a Communist in his government's pursuit of the Hungarian road to Socialism, taking it too far out of the Soviet Union's orbit. (October 1956).
In Budapest, anti-communists and nationalists place a Hungarian national flag atop a demolished statue of Josef Stalin.
Kossuth Lajos Street seen from Ferenciek Square: anti-Soviet demonstrators march in protest against the USSR's control of Hungary, 25 October 1956.
The corpse of a communist officer killed defending the headquarters of the Hungarian Communist Party, Republic Square, Budapest.
Anti-communist Hungarian revolutionaries amid the damaged buildings of Budapest, November 1956.
The political flyer announces: A New Government Has Been Formed. Prime Minister Imre Nagy is head of the government, 27 October 1956.
A crowd cheers nationalist Hungarian troops in Budapest.
The Soviet repression of the Hungarian Revolution saw T-54 tanks patrolling the streets of Budapest, until the Red Army temporarily withdrew on 31 October 1956.
The damaged headquarters of the Hungarian Communist Party, on Köztársaság tér, in Budapest.
Plaque commemorating Polish-Hungarian solidarity during the Hungarian revolution of 1956, at Krakowskie Przedmieście Street 5, in Warsaw.
Dutch anti-communists march in support of the Hungarian Revolution. (Eindhoven, Netherlands, 5 November 1956)
A Soviet-built BTR-152 armored personnel carrier burns on a Budapest street, November 1956.
Two disabled Soviet ISU-152 assault guns in Budapest's 8th District with an abandoned T-34/85 tank in the background.
Corvin Cinema after the end of the revolution
Ruszkik haza! ("Russians go home!") slogan in Budapest
Rubble after the end of fighting in Budapest's 8th District
Eleanor Roosevelt meets exiled Hungarian revolutionaries at Camp Roeder in Salzburg, 10 May 1957.
Memorial plaque at the Embassy of Serbia, Budapest in memory of Imre Nagy, who took sanctuary in what was the Yugoslav embassy during the Hungarian Revolution.

To the amassed crowd of protestors, the intellectual Péter Veres, the president of the Writers' Union (Írószövetség), read a manifesto demanding Hungarian independence from all foreign powers; a democratic socialist political system based upon land reform and (public) state ownership in the economy; Hungarian membership to the United Nations; and all Freedom and Rights for the citizens of Hungary.

Palau

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Island country in the western Pacific.

Island country in the western Pacific.

Manila Galleon in the Marianas and Carolinas, c. 1590 Boxer Codex.
Palau in Japanese mandate
Flags of countries who have foreign relations with Palau, Palasia Hotel
The sixteen states of Palau
Republic of Palau.
The Euatel, Kabekl M’tal and Bul provide littoral fishery protection.
Aerial view of Ngerukewid
Aerial view of Rock Islands
Rock Islands in Palau
An aerial view of limestone islands
A proportional representation of Palau exports, 2019
Artificially made German Channel is one of the most popular dive sites. It is also a major transport route for boats that connects the lagoon to the Pacific Ocean in south-west.
Aerial view of Koror–Babeldaob Bridge in 2016.
Palau International Airport
A traditional Palauan bai

Palau passed formally to the United States under United Nations auspices in 1947 as part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 21.

Commission on Sustainable Development

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The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was a body under the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) tasked with overseeing the outcomes of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development/Earth Summit.

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

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Plenary meeting of UNPFII (2015)
Maria Eugenia Choque Quispe, a member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, speaks at the body's 2015 session.

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII or PFII) is the UN's central coordinating body for matters relating to the concerns and rights of the world's indigenous peoples.