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English definition of “the United Nations”

the United Nations

noun [+ sing/pl verb] uk   (abbreviation the UN) us  
an international organization that was established in 1945 and aims to solve world problems in a peaceful wayInternational politics and governmentNamed organizations and societies and their members
(Definition of the United Nations from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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