United Nations


Flag of the United Nations
Flag
Emblem of the United Nations
Emblem
Headquarters of United Nations at New York, United States
Headquarters of United Nations at New York, United States
HeadquartersNew York City (international territory)
Official languages
TypeIntergovernmental organization
Membership193 member states
2 observer states
Leaders
António Guterres
• Deputy Secretary-General
Amina J. Mohammed
María Fernanda Espinosa
Inga Rhonda King
• Security Council President
Mansour Ayyad alOtaibi
Establishment
• UN Charter signed
26 June 1945 (74 years ago) (1945-06-26)
• Charter entered into force
24 October 1945 (73 years ago) (1945-10-24)

The United Nations (UN) is an organization between countries established on 24 October 1945 to promote international cooperation. It was founded to replace the League of Nations following World War II and to prevent another conflict. When it was founded, the UN had 51 Member States; there are now 193. Most nations are members of the UN and send diplomats to the headquarters to hold meetings and make decisions about global issues.

The goals of the United Nations are:

History

After World War I, the nations of the world formed the League of Nations. This organization was a place where nations could talk through their differences calmly. However, some countries like Germany, Italy and Japan ignored the League and tried to solve their problems through war. Members of the League of Nations did not want to go to war to protect other members and the League failed. A Second World War soon followed.

The Allies of World War II often called themselves "the United Nations" (united against the Axis Powers). After the War, the winners formed a new organization for world peace. On 25th April 1945 in San Francisco, they decided on the name '"United Nations". In June they signed the United Nations Charter saying how the organization would work. The UN was created on 24 October 1945 and its first meeting was held in January 1946. Since 1947 the 24th of October has been called “United Nations Day”.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Verenigde Nasies
Alemannisch: Vereinte Nationen
armãneashti: Natsiile Unite
অসমীয়া: ৰাষ্ট্ৰসংঘ
Avañe'ẽ: Tetãnguéra Joaju
বাংলা: জাতিসংঘ
Bân-lâm-gú: Liân-ha̍p-kok
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Арганізацыя Аб’яднаных Нацыяў
Bikol Central: Nagkakasararong Nasyon
Boarisch: UNO
davvisámegiella: Ovttastuvvan našuvnnat
dolnoserbski: Zjadnośone narody
estremeñu: Nacionis Unías
Fiji Hindi: United Nations
贛語: 聯合國
गोंयची कोंकणी / Gõychi Konknni: संयुक्त राश्ट्रसंघटना
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Lièn-ha̍p-koet
한국어: 유엔
hornjoserbsce: Zjednoćene narody
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: জাতিসংঘ
Bahasa Indonesia: Perserikatan Bangsa-Bangsa
Kabɩyɛ: ONU ŋgbɛyɛ
kalaallisut: FN
kernowek: Kenedhlow Unys
Kiswahili: Umoja wa Mataifa
Kreyòl ayisyen: ONI
Lëtzebuergesch: Vereent Natiounen
Lingua Franca Nova: Nasiones Unida
la .lojban.: gunma natmi
македонски: Обединети нации
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Lièng-hăk-guók
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ကုလသမဂ္ဂ
Nederlands: Verenigde Naties
日本語: 国際連合
Nordfriisk: Feriand Natjuunen
norsk nynorsk: Dei sameinte nasjonane
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Birlashgan millatlar tashkiloti
پنجابی: اقوام متحدہ
Papiamentu: Nashonan Uni
Plattdüütsch: Vereente Natschonen
ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ: ᱡᱟᱹᱛᱤ ᱜᱟᱫᱮᱞ
Gagana Samoa: Malo Aufaatasi
sardu: ONU
Seeltersk: Fereende Natione
sicilianu: Nazzioni Uniti
Soomaaliga: Qaramada Midoobay
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Ujedinjene nacije
Vahcuengh: Lenzhozgoz
vèneto: ONU
Tiếng Việt: Liên Hiệp Quốc
文言: 聯合國
吴语: 联合国
粵語: 聯合國
中文: 联合国