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What are the major achievements of the UNO ?


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  • UNO has rendered a great service in establishing peace and security by solving various problems - generally political disputes by security council, legal disputes by international court of justice and others by special agencies.
  • The UNO has solved many international disputes and preserves peace in the world through peaceful negotiations.
  • It settled disputes between Israel and Palestine, Iran and Iraq and withdrawal of soviet troops from Afghanistan.
  • It has signed many Nuclear Test Ban Treaties like NTBT in 1963 and CTBT in 1996.
  • In the UN conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, all countries adopted "Agenda 21" - a blueprint to promote sustainable development or the concept of economic growth while protecting natural resources.
  • The UN Development fund fro women (UNIFEM) and the International Research and Training institute for the advancement of women (JNSTRAW) have supported programmes and projects to improve the quality of life for women in over 100 countries.
  • The UNO played a vital role in the Suez canal crisis of 1956. It made France, Britain and Israel to withdraw troops from Egypt. The UNO also settled the Korean war and Vietnam war.

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