The UN officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, when the UN Charter had been ratified by a majority of the original 51 Member States. The purpose of the United Nations is to bring all nations of the world together to work for peace and development, based on the principles of justice, human dignity and the well-being of all people. Opportunity for countries to balance global interdependence and national interests when addressing international problems.Introduction
There are currently 192 Members of the United Nations. They meet in the General Assembly, which is the closest thing to a world parliament. Each country, large or small, rich or poor, has a single vote, however, none of the decisions taken by the Assembly are binding. Nevertheless, the Assemblys decisions become resolutions that carry the weight of world governmental opinion.
The United Nations Headquarters is in New York City . The United Nations has its own flag, its own post office and its own postage stamps. Six official languages used at the United Nations - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. The senior officer of the United Nations Secretariat is the Secretary-General.
To keep peace throughout the world. To develop friendly relations between nations. To work together to help people live better lives, to eliminate poverty, disease and illiteracy in the world, to stop environmental destruction and to encourage respect for each others rights and freedoms. To be a centre for helping nations achieve these aims.The Aims Of United Nations
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Its stated purpose is to contribute peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educati on, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and the human rightsUNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationOrg type Specialized AgencyAcronyms UNESCOHead Irina BokovaStatus ActiveEstablished 16 November 1946Headquarters Paris, FranceWebsite www.UNESCO.org
UNESCO has 193 Member States and seven Associate Members. UNESCO pursues its objectives through five major programs: education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and communication and information.
Create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. To achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities.Purpose of UNESCO
• to contribute to the building of peace,• eradication of poverty,• sustainable development,• intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.UNESCO’s Missions
Other priorities of the Organization include attaining quality education for all and lifelong learning,. Addressing emerging social and ethical challenges, fostering cultural diversity Building inclusive knowledge societies through information and communication
literacy, technical, and teacher-training programmes; international science programmes; the promotion of independent media and freedom of the press; regional and cultural history projects; the promotion of cultural diversity;Projects Sponsored by Unesco
international cooperation agreements to secure the world cultural and natural heritage (World Heritage Sites) attempts to bridge the worldwide digital divide.
Afghanistan 4 May 1948 Albania 16 October 1958 Algeria 15 October 1962 United States of America 1 October 2003 Montenegro 1st March 2007 Faroes 12 October 2009 (Associate Member)Member States