The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.
Due to its unique international character and the powers vested in its founding Charter, the 0rganization can take action on a wide range of issues, and provide a forum for its 193 Member States to express their views, through the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and other bodies and committees
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CoNGO is the Committee of Non Governmental Organisations with consultative status at the UN. The EUW is represented on the following CoNGO groups: Civil Society Development, Millenium Development Goals, World Summit on the Information Society, Earth Summit Rio +20, and Communications Programmes.