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United Nations

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Seat: New York, USA
Founded: 24th October 1945
Member States: 193 countries
Purposes: are to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples; to cooperate in solving international economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems and in promoting respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in attaining these ends.

The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights. Due to its unique international character, and the powers vested in its founding Charter, the Organization can take action on a wide range of issues, and provide a forum for its 193 Member States to express their views, through the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and other bodies and committees.

The United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) was established on 1 January 1980 as the third United Nations Headquarters after New York and Geneva (and before Nairobi). It performs representation and liaison functions with permanent missions to the United Nations (Vienna), the host Government and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in Vienna. Mr. Yury Fedotov (Russian Federation), has been appointed Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna, since July 2010.

1                  United Nations family in Vienna

The Czech Permanent Mission deals with following UN Organizations and its Subsidiary Bodies:

Other UN Organizations and its Subsidiary Bodies hosted by United Nations Office in Vienna:

Source: UN, UNOV