The United Nations Organization aims, organs and achievemnets

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The United Nations Organization (UNO) was formed on 24th October 1945 after the end of the Second World War to bring peace among the countries of the world.
Aims of the UN

  1. To maintain international peace, develop friendly relations internationally
  2. Cooperate internationally in solving economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems
All independent countries in the world except Taiwan are member of United Nations.

The UN has six organs which include
  1. General Assembly
  2. The Security Council
  3. The Secretariat
  4. International Court of Justice
  5. The Economic Social Council
  6. The Trusteeship Councill
UN has specialized agencies, which perform specific duties and functions. These are
1. World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO was established in 1948 to assist developing countries to curb spread of diseases, cure epidemics by providing personnel medics, equipment and medicine
2. The World Bank
It was established in 1945 to offer finances to member countries with grants, aids and loans for social matter
3. United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)
UNEP was established in 1972 to promote proper management of environment
4. United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
 UNESCO was established in 1946 to raise or improve the level of literacy
5. United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
It was established in 1951 to offer humanitarian support to displaced people from their homes
6. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
UNICEF was established to support children in developing countries e.g children affected by diseases, unable to complete schools etc.

Achievements of UN
  1. Has brought international peace among countries
  2. Has taken care of the general health of people around the world by providing medical and humanitarian assistance
  3. Assisting in areas of natural disasters or calamities
  4. It has campaigned for good governance and promotion of human right

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