Giving Compass' Take:

Chloe Bennett, writing for the United Nations Foundation, lists five facts about the United Nations and its work that you might not know.

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The United Nations is the world’s platform to build understanding between nations, find ways to cooperate, and launch coordinated action on problems that transcend borders, from terrorism to climate change to pandemics. While many people read the headlines coming out of the UN Security Council, the organization is also active around the world, heading into crises to help the world’s most vulnerable people, promoting sustainable development, protecting human rights, and advancing peace.

Here are the first 5 facts about the United Nations’ work that you may not know:

  1. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the first document to detail the fundamental human rights that must be protected.
  2. The annual UN Peacekeeping budget is less than 0.5% of global military spending.
  3. The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) provides food and assistance to 80 million people in some 80 countries.
  4. The UN and its agencies help over 1 million women a month overcome pregnancy complications.
  5. The UN and its agencies supply vaccines to 45% of the world’s children.

Continue reading the rest of the list about the United Nations by Chloe Bennett from the United Nations Foundation.