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English definition of “the international community”

the international community

noun [S]
 
 
POLITICS, GOVERNMENT a phrase used especially by politicians and in newspapers to describe all or several of the countries in the world, or their governments, considered as a group: "The international community", the Secretary-General of the UN said, "must work together to tackle the current financial crisis". Efforts by the international community to bring peace to the region have intensified over the past six months. Many in the international community warned that failure to act promptly could put millions at risk of starvation.
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