United Nations HQ
Norby Oberweis (LX1NO), Luxembourg
August 2013
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Vintage Jacket by BANDA

The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization founded in 1945 after World War 2. It's stated aim is to promote and facilitate cooperation between different countries. From its founding with 51 member states, it has expanded to currently include 193.

The United Nations headquarters is located in New York City, New York and has served as the official headquarters since its completion in 1952. Although it is located in the city, the land occupied by the complex is under the sole administration of the United Nations - extraterritorial through a treaty with the US government.

Pictured in front of the building is a statue titled "Good Defeats Evil", depicting St George fighting the dragon of nuclear war. The 39 foot high, 40 ton sculpture uses sections of scrapped US Pershing and Soviet SS-20 nuclear missiles.

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