In the aftermath of World War II the United Nations 51 countries committed formed an international organization called the United Nations.
The leadership of the countries had agreed to
- maintain international peace and security,
- develop friendly relations among nations
- achieve international cooperation in solving international problems
- better living standards and promote respect for human right
The organization includes a number of NGOs to bring a broader voice to the international body. The School Sisters of Notre Dame have members who serve as NGOs.