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The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization established on 24 October 1945 to promote international co-operation. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was created following the Second World War to prevent another such conflict. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. The UN Headquarters is situated in Manhattan, New York City and enjoys extraterritoriality. Further main offices are situated in Geneva, Nairobi and Vienna. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict.

During the Second World War, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt initiated talks on a successor agency to the League of Nations, and the United Nations Charter was drafted at a conference in April–June 1945; this charter took effect on 24 October 1945, and the UN began operation. The UN's mission to preserve world peace was complicated in its early decades by the Cold War between the US and Soviet Union and their respective allies. The organization participated in major actions in Korea and the Congo, as well as approving the creation of the state of Israel in 1947. The organization's membership grew significantly following widespread decolonization in the 1960s, and by the 1970s its budget for economic and social development programmes far outstripped its spending on peacekeeping. After the end of the Cold War, the UN took on major military and peacekeeping missions across the world with varying degrees of success.

The UN has six principal organs: the General Assembly (the main deliberative assembly); the Security Council (for deciding certain resolutions for peace and security); the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (for promoting international economic and social co-operation and development); the Secretariat (for providing studies, information, and facilities needed by the UN); the International Court of Justice (the primary judicial organ); and the United Nations Trusteeship Council (inactive since 1994). UN System agencies include the World Bank Group, the World Health Organization, the World Food Programme, UNESCO, and UNICEF. The UN's most prominent officer is the Secretary-General, an office held by South Korean Ban Ki-moon since 2007. Non-governmental organizations may be granted consultative status with ECOSOC and other agencies to participate in the UN's work.

United Nations flag 150x90cm
Dimensions  for flag 1500x900mm
United Nations 150x90cm polyester flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge has two eyelets.
SKU: C-UN/L
$22.00
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United Nations flag 90x60cm
Dimensions for flag 1500x900mm
United Nations 90x60cm polyester flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge has two eyelets.
SKU: C-UN/M
$16.28
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United Nations child hand waver flag 23x15cm
Dimensions for hand-waver-child 230x150mm
United Nations 23x15cm polyester child hand waver flag with hot knife cut edges, the hoist edge is sleeved and fits over a timber dowel measuring 30cm long and a diameter of 0.5cm, capped with a white spherical plastic finial.
SKU: C-UN/HC
$6.99
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United Nations desk flag 150x10cm
Dimensions for desk-flag 150x100mm
United Nations 15x10cm polyester desk flag with hot knife cut edges, the hoist edge is sleeved and fits over a black plastic dowel measuring 27cm long and a diameter of 0.5cm, capped with a gold coloured plastic finial.
SKU: C-UN/DF
$6.99
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United Nations bunting 30 flags 23x15cm
Dimensions for bunting 30 flags 230x150mm
United Nations bunting has 30 small polyester flags, each flag measuring 23x15cm and spaced 10cm apart sewn into a header tape to make a string of flags, 80cm of extra tape at each end for fixing. The edges of the flags are hot knife cut.
SKU: C-UN/SF30
$59.00
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United Nations bunting 10 flags 23x15cm
Dimensions for bunting 10 flags 230x150mm
United Nations bunting has 10 small polyester flags, each flag measuring 23x15cm and spaced 10cm apart sewn into a header tape to make a string of flags, 80cm of extra tape at each end for fixing. The edges of the flags are hot knife cut.
SKU: C-UN/SF10
$25.00
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United Nations badge 9x6cm
Dimensions for badge 90x60mm
United Nations badge 9x6cm with edges over-locked in gold coloured thread. The badge can be affixed using a hot iron. Badges are also known as patches.
SKU: C-UN/P1
$6.20
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United Nations decal 12.4x8.2cm
Dimensions for decal 124x62mm
United Nations self adhesive rectangular decal, measuring 12.4x8.2cm. Decals are also known as stickers.
SKU: C-UN/D1
$4.00
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United Nations decal oval 12x9cm
Dimensions for decal oval 120x90mm
United Nations self adhesive oval shaped decal, measuring 12x9cm. Decals are also known as stickers.
SKU: C-UN/D2
$4.50
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Flag Descriptionwhite world globe on a sky blue backgrond
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