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United Nations
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1. Origins

The concept of an association of all the nations of the world to keep the peace and promote international cooperation seems to have originated with British foreign secretary Edward Grey (1905–16) and was promoted during World War I by U.S. president Woodrow Wilson (1913–21) in his statement of war and peace aims (the Fourteen Points). A commission at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 drafted the covenant for the League of Nations…

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Pierard, Richard V., “United Nations”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_U.20>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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