Outline of the United Nations

United Nations sign at the United Nations Office at Geneva ( Switzerland).

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the United Nations:

United Nations – international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.

Legal foundation: The United Nations Charter


United Nations System

Core structure of the United Nations

United Nations Economic and Social Council

United Nations Trusteeship Council

Funds and programmes, research and training institutes, and other bodies

Specialized agencies

Specialized agencies of the United Nations – autonomous organizations working with the United Nations and each other through the coordinating machinery of the Economic and Social Council.

History of the United Nations

League of Nations


United Nations Trust Territories

United Nations peacekeeping missions and operations

United Nations General Assembly Resolutions

United Nations Security Council Resolutions

United Nations reform

United Nations relations

United Nations tribunals

United Nations Oil-for-Food scandal

United Nations in education

United Nations observances

The United Nations observances are days, weeks, months, years and decades where issues that are important for humanity are brought to the attention and given a forum. In several of the resolutions where the decision has been taken for a particular observance, it is mentioned that the observance has to be taken up in the educational curriculum, and often as well that the member organisations to the UN are supposed to make a budget available and feedback an agenda of planned activities and a report of those. Some of the observances are a very hot item to some members and much maneuvering is done to limit the impact and resources that go to the observance. The UN Decade for people of African descent reporting for the EU-28 has e.g. fallen under the responsibility of the Belgian delegation to the UN; Belgium being one of Africa's eight former colonial powers.

UNESCO designations

United Nations people

United Nations officials

List of Australian ambassadors to the United Nations

Special Rapporteurs to the United Nations

United Nations Interpreters

United Nations experts

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