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United Nations Collection

The United Nations (UN) was established in 1945, with the signing of the UN Charter, and has one central mission: the maintenance of international peace and security. With 193 member states and two observer states, the UN is the largest and most internationally represented intergovernmental organization in the world.

To learn more about the United Nations, explore our collection of freely available chapters on key UN documents from across Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law, and browse a selection of related articles from the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law.

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