The United Nations

The United Nations.

It is the International Organisation by excellence.

a) Definition. The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945.  It is currently made up of 193 Member States.  The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.

b) Regulation. The United Nations Charter or the Charter of the United Nations.

c)Main organs and functions.

Under article 7 The main organs of the UN are:

  • the General Assembly (GA)
  • the Security Council (SC)
  • the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
  • the Trusteeship Council
  • the International Court of Justice (ICJ), and
  • the UN Secretariat.


The General Assembly


The Security Council

The Trusteeship Council


The UN Secretariat

The International Court of Justice (and the rest of International tribunals).