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2001 Tri Nations Series
... The 2001 Tri Nations Series was contested from 21 July to 1 September between the Australia, New Zealand and South Africa national rugby union teams ... a try at the death in captain John Eales' final test match, to successfully defend the Tri Nations trophy ...
United Nations System - United Nations - Trusteeship Council
... The United Nations Trusteeship Council, one of the principal organs of the United Nations, was established to help ensure that trust territories were administered in the best interests of their inhabitants ... The trust territories—most of them former mandates of the League of Nations or territories taken from nations defeated at the end of World War II—have all now attained self-government or independence, either as ... the Pacific Islands, which became a member state of the United Nations in December 1994 ...
United Nations System - Funds and Programmes, Research and Training Institutes, and Other Bodies - Funds and Programmes
... One former fund, the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), was merged with other elements of the United Nations system into a new organization, UN Women, in January 2011 ... International Trade Centre (ITC) Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (HCR) Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) United Nations ...
2005 Tri Nations Series
... The 2005 Tri Nations Series, an annual rugby union competition between the national teams of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, was the tenth in the series ... This was the last year in which the Tri Nations was contested in its original double round-robin format, with each team playing the others twice ... South Africa was contested outside the Tri Nations ...
United Nations System
... The United Nations system consists of the United Nations, its subsidiary organs (including the separately-administered funds and programmes), the specialized agencies ... The executive heads of the United Nations system organizations and the World Trade Organization (which is not a member of the United Nations system) are members of the United Nations System Chief ... This body, chaired by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, meets twice a year to coordinate the work of the organizations of the United Nations system ...

Famous quotes containing the word nations:

    He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament, and in nations is said to denote a laxity, if not a decadence of morals.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    Other nations use “force”; we Britons alone use “Might.”
    Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966)

    If I thought that I could speak with discrimination and impartiality of the nations of Christendom, I should praise them, but it tasks me too much. They seem to be the most civil and humane, but I may be mistaken.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)