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What is the difference between the sentence "UN seeks to promote international peace" and "UN promotes international peace"?

I think that in the first sentence, it's stated more like an objective of UN. In the second sentence, it's more like what UN actually does.

Is my inference correct?

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You are correct.

someone seeks to do something

means it is an objective or aspiration.

Whereas

someone does something

describes what they do.

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