the United Nations


: an international organization that helps to solve world conflicts peacefully

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Eman Khiri said her sister-in-law, who works for the United Nations, and that woman’s 5-year-old daughter, an American citizen, have been struggling to leave the country. Katharine Houreld And Claire Parker, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Apr. 2023 Roughly 459 people have been killed in the fighting, many of whom were innocent civilians, while more than 4,000 people have been wounded as of Monday, according to figures from the Sudanese Health Ministry referenced by the United Nations. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 26 Apr. 2023 Per the United Nations, renewable resources that help our environment include: Solar energy: converts light into electricity with panels facing the sun. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 26 Apr. 2023 Nikki Haley Nikki Haley, former ambassador to the United Nations, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on Friday, March 3, 2023. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 25 Apr. 2023 Global ocean heat and acidity levels hit record highs and Antarctic sea ice and European Alps glaciers reached record low amounts, according to the United Nations’ climate agency’s State of Global Climate 2022 report released Friday. Seth Borenstein, Chicago Tribune, 21 Apr. 2023 The bill would bring California in alignment with the United Nations’ Nelson Mandela Rules, a document that advises against solitary confinement for longer than 15 days, after which it’s defined as torture. Hannah Wiley, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2023 According to the United Nations, the fashion industry is one of the world’s greatest polluters, responsible for about 20% of the planet’s waste water and about 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emission. Bianca Padró Ocasio,, 20 Apr. 2023 Initially, Fairey was drawn to his boxing, but as an adult he was drawn to his activism, his civil rights work, his steadfastness in upholding his principles regarding Vietnam War, his work with the United Nations, and his philanthropy. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 20 Apr. 2023 See More

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“The United Nations.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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