United Nations - established to facilitate world peace - the Awesome World of Things

The United Nations, also known as the UN, was founded after World War II to facilitate world peace by promoting cooperation in international security, economic development, social progress and human rights. It replaced the League of Nations, which was established by Jan Smuts. Smuts was also prominent in the formation of the United Nations and wrote the preamble to the charter. Notably Smuts is the only person to sign not only both the charters of the League of Nations and the United Nations but also the peace treaties of the First and Second World Wars. Smuts was one of the most prominent South African statesmen of the 20th century of Boer decent.

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