With an increasing membership and a constantly changing global landscape, the United Nations is as valuable as ever.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations is the head of the Secretariat, one of the principal organs of the United Nations.
A gallery of the current Member State Permanent Representatives
This has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.
This is composed of all 193 member states.
The UN makes an important contribution to the development of international law.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is a permanent court, situated in The Hague.
Find out about the Court's role and the UK judge that sits on the ICJ
Find out more about the Economic and Social Council
After 5 years of the Human Rights Council, the General Assembly will now review its work
A comprehensive regime of law and order in the world's oceans and seas.
These are responsible for the operational activities of the UN.
Information on the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions