United Nations, UN, U.N.

The United Nations is considered a singular entity and takes a singular verb.

  • The United Nations has offices worldwide, including New York, Geneva, Rome, Nairobi and Montréal.

Note that the article the often precedes United Nations but is not capitalized.

  • It can be very dangerous to work for the United Nations in developing countries.

UN is preferred to U.N. as an abbreviation for United Nations. The abbreviation UN is preceded by the article a (not an).

  • Lester B. Pearson won the Nobel Peace Prize for proposing the creation of a UN peacekeeping force.

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