Outline of the United Nations

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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.

Contents

Legal foundation: The United Nations Charter

Membership

United Nations System

Core structure of the United Nations

General Assembly

Security Council

Economic and Social Council

United Nations Secretariat

United Nations Secretariat offices
  • Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) [10]
  • Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) [11]
  • Office for Disarmament Affairs (ODA)
  • Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
United Nations Secretariat departments
  • Department of Political Affairs (DPA) [12]
  • Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) [13]
  • Department of Field Support (DFS) [14]
  • Department of Management (DM)
  • Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
  • Department of General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM)
  • Department of Public Information (DPI)

International Court of Justice

International Court of Justice cases
International Court of Justice judges

Trusteeship Council

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

Funds and programmes

Research and training institutes

Secretariats of Conventions

Other entities

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.

International Civil Aviation Organization

ICAO airline designator
ICAO airport designator

International Monetary Fund

Managing directors of the International Monetary Fund

International Telecommunication Union

ITU-R recommendations
ITU-T recommendations

International Labour Organization

International Labour Organization Conventions

UNESCO

Biosphere reserves
UNESCO Director Generals
UNESCO Nomenclature

Universal Postal Union

World Bank

Presidents of the World Bank
World Bank Chief Economists

World Health Organization

Human Development Index

History of the United Nations

League of Nations

League of Nations Mandates

United Nations Trust Territories

United Nations peacekeeping missions and operations

United Nations Mission in Kosovo

United Nations General Assembly Resolutions

United Nations Security Council Resolutions

2002 United Nations Security Council Resolutions

2003 United Nations Security Council Resolutions

2004 United Nations Security Council Resolutions

2005 United Nations Security Council Resolutions

2006 United Nations Security Council Resolutions

United Nations reform

United Nations Parliamentary Assembly

United Nations relations

United Nations tribunals

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda judges
People charged by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
People convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

People charged by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
People convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
People indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

United Nations Oil-for-Food scandal

United Nations and culture

United Nations in education

United Nations schools

Model United Nations

United Nations observances

UNESCO designations

World Heritage Sites

World Book Capitals

Recipients of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize

L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science laureates

Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity

United Nations people

United Nations officials

Ambassadors to the United Nations

List of Australian ambassadors to the United Nations
Former British Ambassadors to the United Nations
Former Canadian Ambassadors to the United Nations
Former Israeli Ambassadors to the United Nations
Former Russian and Soviet Ambassadors to the United Nations
United States ambassadors to the United Nations

FAO experts

Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly

United Nations Secretaries-General

World Health Organisation officials

Special Rapporteurs to the United Nations

United Nations Interpreters

United Nations experts

See also

References

External links