The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international cooperation and to create and maintain international order. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was established on 24 October 1945 after World War II in order to prevent another such conflict.
The United Nations has just withheld a vote on international trading.
by Etch Jackson January 2, 2018
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A pathetic international organization that focuses more on preventing Max Barry from using their name in NationStates than stopping genocides, civil wars, and conflicts. The concept of it sounds great on paper, just like communism and a War on Drugs, but like those two things, they don't work IRL. They seriously need to step up their game and actually unite the world. At most, they send food to countries and maybe build a few buildings there, which is just slapping a band-aid on a guy who just lost their arms. They need to get peacekeepers in there and turn the country into Utopia by giving them the stuff needed to grow food.
Reporter: How successful was the United Nations at stopping the genocide against your people?
Victim: They stood there while my kids were being shot by insurgents. The United Nations is a pathetic, useless organization.
by xX_LordGaben69_Xx March 14, 2019
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1. a wet noodle.

3. An international organization. they own an office building in New York and they're about as productive as Dunder Mifflin, Scranton Branch.
1. The bus hit the small child as if it were a united nations.
3. The United Nations doesnt do shit.
by blindchicken11 June 1, 2010
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A good idea, but somewhat naive and inefficient. Like marriage and Communism, it looks good on paper but often fails in practice.

Formed shortly after the second World War, the idea was to bring representatives of numerous nations together in hope of discussing and peacefully solving whatever conflicts or disputes arose. They have done good in areas of Africa for example, but on the large scale it just doesn't work. Each nation is far too preoccupied with self interest to prevent any large treaties or organizations from being set up or enforced. Perhaps the most visible example of failure would be the recent Iraqi crisis.
Some think that if they had stronger centralized authority then things could improve, but it's hard to know.
by JF May 14, 2004
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(n.) After the first world war, the countries on both sides decided to band toghether to stop such a thing happening again with the "League fo Nations". However, the L.O.N. had no armed forces and when Adolf Hitler withdrew from in in the thirties, the weakness of this "Talking shop" showed through. Disbanded at the end of world war two, it gave way to the "United Nations", where member countries' influence on world events was measured by thier contribution. The contribution is generally based on the GDP of each member country, although the united states and to a lesser extent the united kingdom pay disproportionately more than other members for the upkeep, and also provide more troops.

To prevent world crises' in the future, the UN democratically votes to decide whether it should allow a country to sort out its' own problems or if they should choose to help a side. Being by far the largest group on contributors, the G8 nations choose to help the most western-friendly side in each struggle.

However, certain amounts of ignorance to eachothers' ideas and division of peoples based on economic wants has lead to the UN having trouble maintaining itself as of late. That, combined with the actions taken without consent of the United nations council by the US and her allies has lead to speculation that the UN is heading the way Hitler thrust its predecessor, the League of Nations, and that it has been becoming another talking shop since the fall of the USSR and the end of the communist threat.
Many people think that the United nations is a puppet, and has no real value to the world without a large, common enemy to unite the people.
by Kung-Fu Jesus May 8, 2004
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A group of nations whose purpose is increasingly irrelevant; whose widespread corruption is now coming to light.
The corruption of the United Nations is growing unchecked. Can't wait 'till Annan tries to explain the "Oil-for-Food" program.
by tradesman January 11, 2005
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