The purposes of the United Nations, as specified in Article 1 of the United Nations Charter, are to "maintain international peace," to promote and encourage "respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion" and to "achieve international co-operation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural or humanitarian character."
Human Rights and Peace-Keeping Operations,
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