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Last Updated: Monday July 02 2007 13:21 GMT

What is the UN?

Logo for the United Nations

The United Nations is made up of 192 countries from around the world. It is often called the UN.

It was set up in 1945 - after the Second World War - as a way of bringing people together and to avoid war.

The United Nations logo shows the world held in the 'olive branches of peace'.