About UN

UN Charter
The Charter of the United Nations was signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization, and came into force on 24 October 1945.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The complete text of the Declaration, it includes all thirty articles as envisaged by the creators who formulated the Declaration forging standards and principles – the inherent right of all mankind.
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The United Nations Today (previously known as Basic Facts About the United Nations)
The book reflects the wide range of concerns and the multitude of ways in which the United Nations touches the lives of people everywhere. It details efforts of peacekeeping operations to end some of the world’s most intractable conflicts; action to assist victims of disaster, protect human rights and advance international law; and the vast work the United Nations system carries out throughout the world to eradicate poverty and foster economic and social development.

Millennium Development Goals
The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest.

60 Ways in Which the UN Makes a Difference
Outlines the many ways in which the United Nations serves the peoples of the world.