United Nations


The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945.  It is currently made up of 193 Member States. The United Nations Headquarters is in New York City.

The United Nations can take action on the issues confronting humanity in the 21st century, such as peace and security, climate change, sustainable development, human rights, disarmament, terrorism, humanitarian and health emergencies, gender equality, governance, food production, and more.

By enabling dialogue between its members, and by hosting negotiations, the Organization has become a mechanism for governments to find areas of agreement and solve problems together.

      • The two main centers of UN activity in Africa are Nairobi, Kenya and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  There are also, in Africa, many regional and country offices of UN system entities, UN political offices, and nine UN peacekeeping missions.

Trends in the African Diaspora are not limited too, but include working towards inclusion, unity, solidarity, independence and self sufficiency. TrueWord Ministries embraces the movement toward solidarity among people of African and the African Diaspora. TrueWord Ministrie’s work attempts to embody the lifestyles of the people who they serve, as it strives to be a ministry that lives among the people of the African Diaspora.

Note: Between 1500 and 1900, approximately four million enslaved Africans were transported to island plantations in the Indian Ocean, about eight million were shipped to Mediterranean-area countries, and about eleven million survived the Middle Passage to the New World. Their descendants are now found around the globe, but because of intermarriage they are not necessarily readily identifiable.

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