The United Nations (UN)

United Nations plaqueThe United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose goals include facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace.

The work of the United Nations reaches every corner of the globe. Although best known for peacekeeping, peacebuilding, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance, there are many other ways the United Nations and its System (specialized agencies, funds and programmes) affect our lives and make the world a safer and better place for this and future generations. Some of these include:

  • sustainable development
  • environment and refugees protection
  • disaster relief
  • counter terrorism
  • disarmament and non-proliferation
  •  promoting democracy, human rights, gender equality and the advancement of women
  • governance, economic and social development
  • International health
  • clearing landmines
  • expanding food production