HAPPY BIRTHDAY, UNITED NATIONS!

24 October is UN Day! The international organisation is 71 years old. It is not perfect - but it is the sum of its parts...
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    1 current Secretary-General
    Former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea, Ban Ki-Moon. πŸ‡°πŸ‡·
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    1 Secretary-General designate
    Antonio Guterrres, former Prime Minister of Portugal πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή
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    7 previous Secretaries-Generals
    All men.
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    15 members of the Security Council
    Five permanent members: China πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ France πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Russia πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί United Kingdom πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
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    193 member states
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    "The United Nations was not created to take humanity to heaven, but to save it from hell."
    Dag Hammarskjold, UN Secretary-General, 1953-1961