The United Nations came into being in 1945, following the devastation of the Second World War, with one central mission; the maintenance of international peace and security.
It is currently made up of 193 Member States. Oman became the 128th member on 7th October 1971.
The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter . As well as maintaining international peace and security, it works to:
- Protect human rights
- Deliver humanitarian aid
- Promote sustainable development
- Uphold international law
Oman is committed to the work of the United Nations and its various agencies.
It maintains a permanent mission to the United Nations in New York, USA, as well as in Geneva, Switzerland and Vienna, Austria.
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