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Blue territory is controlled by UN members
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Formation24 October 1945
HeadquartersNew York
LeaderSecretary-General of the United Nations
Antonio Guterres.jpg
Incumbent: António Guterres
Since 1 January 2017
Type• international
• political
• legal
Subgroups• UN/Security Council
• UN/General Assembly
• UN Secretariat
• UN-Oceans
Interest ofRonda Hauben
SubpageUN/Assistant Secretary-General
UN/Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force
UN/Deputy Secretary-General
UN/General Assembly
UN/High Commissioner
UN/High Commissioner for Human Rights
UN/High Commissioner for Refugees
UN/Human Rights Council
UN/Office On Drugs and Crime
UN/Office of Counter-Terrorism
UN/Special Rapporteur
UN/Vetoes for Israel

Official narrative

A forum for peaceful discussion and working out of differences without using force. It was set up after WW2.


The two main organs of the UN are the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly. The former has a smaller membership - 15 members only, including five permanent members (China, France, Russia, UK & USA). The permanent members have veto powers, and the security council's approval is needed for resolutions involving military force.


A Document by UN

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)
File:UN-Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict-2010.pdfreport20102001 Invasion of Afghanistan


Ambassadors to UN

Nation stateStartDescription
Germany/Ambassador to the UN
Saudi Arabia/Ambassador to the UN


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Serious Questions about the Integrity of the UN Report on Syriapaper5 October 2013Subrata GhoshroyA detailed and scholarly study of the evidence presented in the UN special report on the use of Chemical weapons in Ghouta, Syria on 21 August 2013 and a similar report by 'Human Rights Watch' based largely on it. It is a damning indictment of the manner in which UN reports on sensitive matters and the entire HRW organisation are effectively suborned to Western geo-political purposes.
Document:Time to Start Paying Attention: The US Just Bombed Russians in SyriaArticle9 February 2018Darius ShahtahmasebiIt is not clear if Russia has a retaliation of its own in mind, but we would do well to remember that when similar incidents took place last year, Russia indicated that they would begin targeting US jets if they had to. Almost immediately after this stark warning, Australia pulled its planes out of its air missions in Syria.
Document:UN Charterhistorical document26 June 194551 member countries


Documents sourced from UN

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Ahmadinijad UN Statement 2011statement9-11
22 September 2011Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
File:A.HRC.14.24.Add6.pdfreportAssassination28 May 2010The UN Special Rapporteur reports on "targeted killings" by states.
File:Leaked-UN-Plan-for-Post-Gadhafi-Libya.pdfmemoLibya9 August 2011An internal UN memo on the plan for UN involvement in 'post-conflict' Libya. It was obtained and first published by Innercitypress.com on 29 August 2011. Its authenticity is not verified but its contents indicate that it probably is a genuine UN document.
File:UN HRC Gaza Freedom Flotilla.pdfreportIsrael/Defense Forces
2010 Gaza Freedom Flotilla
1 October 2010UN Human Rights CouncilThe report of the international fact-finding mission to investigate violations of international law, including international humanitarian and human rights law, resulting from the Israeli attacks on the flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian assistance