World Unite: The Greatest Achievements of the United Nations

The devastating effects of the World War led to the formation of the League of Nations. However, its ineffectiveness could not be kept in the dark, and soon the more useful United Nations took its place on October 24, 1945.

This international organization was formed with an aim to maintain world peace and order across all the participating nations. The term ‘United Nations’ was given by the President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt. All the 26 participating countries then took a pledge to fight against the Axis Powers.

This October, we are celebrating the 73rd year of this intergovernmental organization. In this regard, let us take a look at some of the most notable and significant achievements of the United Nations.

Food Aid

The World Food Program proves to be one of the United Nation’s most significant achievements. Catering to one of the most significant problems in the world today, the United Nations has taken on the responsibility of feeding 104 million people annually across 80 countries.

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BIDI BIDI, UGANDA – 2018/05/07: A female South Sudanese refugees seen carrying a pack of 50 KG of cassava flour on top of her head while others line up to get their food supplies. The Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda near the South Sudanese border is currently the largest refugee camp in the world, hosting over 250,000 South Sudanese refugees fleeing the conflict. The world food program is providing the monthly basic food supply for the refugees in the settlement. (Photo by Geovien So/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

With the growing population, the shortage of food indeed is a somewhat tricky scenario. The idea behind this program is simple. The UN aims to reduce the pressure off the shoulders of its member nations to reach out to the maximum number of people. Its impact is enormous, and that is what makes it one of the greatest achievements of the UN.

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