The United Nations (UN) is an international organization founded in 1945 and is currently made up of 193 Member States. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, delivering humanitarian aid, promoting sustainable development, and upholding international law. The current UN Secretary-General, and the ninth occupant of the post, is Mr. António Guterres of Portugal, who took office on 1 January 2017.
In addition, the United Nations system includes a number of agencies, funds and programmes, for example, UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund), UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), WFP (World Food Programme) and UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees).
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