The United Nations
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A new international peacekeeping organization

The United Nations is a peacekeeping organization of all the nations of the world. 
It was created at the end of World War II by the U.S. and many other nations. 
Its headquarters building (shown below) is in New York City.

Meetings are held at the United Nations to discuss important world issues,
and to try to reach solutions before disputes turn into wars.

Below:  The United Nations building is a famous landmark in New York City.
Although it was formed as a peacekeeping organization, the U.N. has
not been as effective in that goal as Americans hoped it would be.

Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin Roosevelt, played a
key role in the creation of the United Nations at the end of World War II.
Mrs. Roosevelt was appointed by President Truman in 1945 as a
United States delegate (representative) to the United Nations.

Below:  Mrs. Roosevelt during a 1952 visit to Pakistan.  She was greatly
admired by women everywhere for her leadership and public support
for human rights around the world, including rights for women.

The UN photos are from the United Nations Media Office.
The photo of Eleanor Roosevelt is from the Library of Congress.
Some have been edited for resized for this page.

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