The late 1980s were important ones for the U.N. In 1988, it received one of the world’s highest honors when its Peace-Keeping Forces were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Maintaining international peace and security is still a primary goal of the United Nations, but there have been many other accomplishments. Refugees have been provided shelter and relief, more than 60 legal instruments have been adopted to promote respect for human rights, international law has been expanded and codified, and diseases have been wiped from the face of the earth. The accomplishments of the U.N. during its 45-year span, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the work of UNICEF, underscored its role as a benefactor for all nations.