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“United Nations”

Feb 3, 2016 04:40 AM ET
Since 1948, U.N. peacekeepers have been sent to war-torn regions as a neutral force. What are peacekeepers and what are their duties?
Jan 12, 2016 07:00 AM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
2016 is no doubt going to be a busy news year.
Dec 22, 2015 03:49 AM ET
The United Nations aims to maintain peace and security around the world, but its Security Council has been a source of irritation for other member countries. How does the UN Security Council work?
Dec 1, 2015 05:05 AM ET
Created after World War II, and now 70 years old, the U.N. is divided into six main parts, which include the General Assembly and the Security Council. What do each of these parts do?
Nov 10, 2015 05:00 AM ET
The International Atomic Energy Agency is aligned with the United Nations and functions as the world's nuclear weapons watchdog, attempting to keep nuclear countries honest in their agreements.
Oct 9, 2015 04:45 AM ET
Saudi Arabia is overseeing a U.N. Human Rights Council panel, but the nation is known for violating human rights. So what are these violations? [url=http://news.discovery.com]Test URL[/url]
Aug 11, 2015 12:58 PM ET // Danny Clemens, DSCOVRD
World population growth will be fueled by sub-Saharan Africa, where numbers are projected to quadruple. Continue reading →
Aug 6, 2015 05:20 PM ET // Danny Clemens, DSCOVRD
The Russian president has his eye on over 463,000 square miles of the Arctic.
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