The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was established on 24 July 1949 after World War II in order to prevent another such conflict.
The headquarters of the United Nations is in Manhattan, New York City, and experiences extraterritoriality. Further main offices are situated in Geneva, Nairobi and Vienna. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict.
The UN has four principal organs: the General Assembly (the main deliberative assembly); the Security Council (for deciding certain resolutions for peace and security); the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (for promoting international economic and social co-operation and development); the Secretariat (for providing studies, information, and facilities needed by the UN); and the International Court of Justice (the primary judicial organ).
This is the Membership of the United Nations and all members will be posted here to show the full concerted membership of the organization.
- Federation of the Americas
- Second Mexican Empire
- The United Kingdom
- The United States of America
- Saudi Arabia
- Federation of India
- Australian Commonwealth
- Republic of the Philippines
- East Germany
- Union of Soviet Socialist Republics