United Nations

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n United Nations an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security
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Quotations

  • Gore Vidal
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    “On 16 September 1985, when the Commerce Department announced that the United States had become a debtor nation, the American Empire died.”
  • Grover Cleveland
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    “The United States is not a nation to which peace is a necessity.”
  • Dean Acheson
    Dean Acheson
    “We have actively sought and are actively seeking to make the United Nations an effective instrument of international cooperation.”
  • Ralph Bunche
    Ralph Bunche
    “The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world.”
  • John Foster Dulles
    John Foster Dulles
    “The United Nations was not set up to be a reformatory. It was assumed that you would be good before you got in and not that being in would make you good.”
  • Harry S Truman
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    “The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.”

Usage

In literature:

The present national colors of the United States were not adopted by Congress until 1777.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
But the formation of the United Nations in 1945 was a tremendous step in the direction these two organizations were travelling.
"The Invisible Government" by Dan Smoot
From the institutions of the nations of antiquity he derives those of modern Europe and of the United States.
"Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams." by Josiah Quincy
By extension no New Jersey National Guard unit could receive federal recognition.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
I think if we run the United Nations in on this thing, we may be able to get them to accept our white elephant for us.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
The second national bank of the United States was also located at Philadelphia, and chartered for twenty years.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
If Catholic and Huguenot were united there might be peace in France that would add to the prosperity of the nation.
"Heroes of Modern Europe" by Alice Birkhead
There are national units and even a certain amount of international unity in the world.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
Such was Wawanosh, to whom the united voice of the nation awarded the first place in their esteem, and the highest authority in council.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
But the nation was no longer united behind him or his policy, if indeed it had ever been so.
"Woodrow Wilson and the World War" by Charles Seymour
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In poetry:

The nations are all calling
To and fro, from strand to strand;
Uniting in one army
The slaves of every land.
"The March Of Freedom" by Ernest Jones
He's in the national government,
He's been a military man;
And in these United States,
He's been surveyor of lands.
"Ajax at the Centennial. 1897" by Frank Barbour Coffin
May this child of time unite
Earth and heaven in blest accord,
Heathen nations see the light
From the cross of Christ our Lord.
"Daybreak" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
There shall be no more wars nor kingdoms won,
But in thy sight whose eyes are as the sun
All names shall be one name, all nations one,
All souls of men in man's one soul unite.
"A Year's Burden -- 1870" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Oh Erin! my mother Erin!
Will "to be" repeat what has been?
Will your sons ever "shoulder to shoulder"
Be strong and united seen?
Will ever the foreign lilies
Blend with the nation's green?
"My Own Green Land" by Nora Pembroke

In news:

The Obama administration is about to go to the United Nations Security Council for a fourth round of sanctions.
LAS CRUCES — Around 700 million people in 43 countries suffer from water scarcity today, according to the United Nations.
United Nations General Assembly hall in New York City.
Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton will make a.
The United Nations released a report on coca cultivation in Bolivia today showing it has decreased for the first time since 2005.
Jonathon Miller of Independent Television News examines how the United Nations-sponsored plan will work.
The United Nations in Africa.
The United Nations is working to keep that from happening, and believes it will not.
This story was filed by CBS News foreign affairs analyst Pamela Falk from the United Nations.
Headliners Speak for the United Nations.
Proposed changes to a United Nations telecommunications treaty could allow some countries to clamp down on free internet, experts fear.
Ethiopia's government has held one United Nations employee in jail without charges for well over a year, while another is facing prosecution under a notorious anti-terrorism law.
It has been more than three months since the homeless shelter at the former United Nations School on First Avenue and 51st Street closed.
President Barack Obama addresses the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, Tuesday.
Antiwar demonstrators may not march past the United Nations complex on Saturday, or anywhere else in Manhattan, a federal judge ruled yesterday.
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In science:

This work has been done while being a member of LIGO laboratory, supported by funding from United States National Science Foundation.
On blind searches for noise dominated signals: a loosely coherent approach
A Development Plan for the Fermilab Proton Source” , ed. S. D. Holmes, September 1997, Fermilab TM-2021. Design Report, National Accelerator Laboratory, United States Atomic Energy Com., July, 1968. Fermilab Linac Upgrade Conceptual Design, November 1989.
High Current Proton Tests of the Fermilab Linac
In the assessments of advanced mathematics and physics given to a subset of students who had studied those topics, no nations had significantly lower mean scores than the United States.
Lessons From the Physics-Education Reform Effort
Stegun, Handbook of Mathematical Functions (United States National Bureau of Standards, Washington, 1972).
Hamiltonians and Green's functions which interpolate between two and three dimensions
Science and the United States National Science Foundation under award number 0002714.
Pion-nucleus optical potential valid up to the DELTA-resonance region
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