http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_the_United_Nations.svg The United Nations, abbreviated UN in English - and not to be mistaken for the United States, i.e. the United States of America, abbreviated USA - is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions. There are 193 member states, including every internationally recognised sovereign state in the world but Vatican City.
Picture OLPC Kofi ANNAN - UN Secretary General demonstrating an OLPC-XO with Nicholas NEGROPONTE:
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The Millennium Villages - 12 villages, selected so they represent challenged villages in all major types of climates in Africa, receive coaching from top institutes in a challenge to lift them out of poverty within a couple of years. The United Nations is one of the organizations that took up the challenge. Let's see if these experts are worth their talk...