Development and the environment
Although it is a linchpin in all matters of peace and security, the United Nations devotes most of its voluntary and compulsory resources to higher standards of living, full employment, and conditions of economic and social progress and development (Article 55 of the UN Charter). One of the strongest messages of the United Nations is that the development of all peoples is the basis for peace and security.
The United Nations system operates at various levels to achieve its objectives via specialised institutions, funds and programmes.
Update : July 2010
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