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The United Nations (UN) is an international organization founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States.
Its mission and work guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter and implemented by its various organs and specialised agencies.
Its activities include maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, delivering humanitarian aid, promoting sustainable development and upholding international law.
History of UN Foundation
The main organs of the UN are
All the 6 were established in 1945 when the UN was founded.
UN bodies within the purview of the ECOSOC:
The UN system, also known unofficially as the "UN family", is made up of the UN itself (6 main organs) and many affiliated programmes, funds, and specialized agencies, all with their own membership, leadership, and budget.
The UN specialized agencies are autonomous organizations working with the United Nations. All were brought into relationship with the UN through negotiated agreements.
Some existed even before the First World War. Some were associated with the League of Nations. Others were created almost simultaneously with the UN. Others were created by the UN to meet emerging needs.
Articles 57 and 63 of UN Charter provides provision of creating specialised agencies.
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