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American English pronunciation: the UN

or the U.N. American English pronunciation: the U.N. /ˌju ˈen/

  1. the United Nations: an international organization that encourages countries to work together in order to solve world problems such as war, disease, and poverty

    The UN has called on the warring nations to find a peaceful solution.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] belonging to or connected with the UN

      a UN weapons inspector

      the UN Declaration of Human Rights

      UN peacekeeping forces

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