UN Headquarters The United Nations headquarters are located in New York, between First Avenue and E.

42nd Street and E. 48th Street. The General Assembly building, conference and Library buildings are interconnected. The Dag Hammarskjold Library was built by a $6,200,000 grant from the Ford Foundation. It has room for 400,000 volumes. To build the headquarters The US Govt. advanced an interest free loan of $ 6,500,000. Joan D. Rockerfeller, Jr. contributed $ 800,000 for land and the City of New York contributed an estimated $ 26,500,000 for adopting the site. The United Nations has a post office originating its own stamps.

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Languages at UN There are six official languages recognised by the United Nations. Theses are 1. Chinese, 2. English, 3. French, 4. Russian, 5. Spanish, which have been in use since the world body formed. A sixth language, Arabic, was added to the General Assembly in 1973, the Security Council in 1982 and the Economic and Social Council in 1983. The major documents in the United Nations and the minutes of the meetings of these bodies are published in all the six working languages.

UN Structure

1. General Assembly: The General Assembly is the main deliberative body of the UN
and consists of all members of the UN. While each member can send five delegates and six alternates to the assembly, it has only one vote. A two third majority is needed

be re-elected. Each ECOSOC member has one vote and resolutions are passed by a majority vote. when their nine year term expires.are permanent members. The Presidency of the Security Council is alternated on a monthly basis by its member states (in English alphabets). He must also carry out all functions entrusted to him by these organs and submit an annual report to the General Assembly on the work of the UN. No member nation in the General Assembly has veto power. The Secretary General may bring any matter before the security council which he considers a threat to international peace. Any country not a member of ECOSOC. France and Russia . Membership consists of permanent members of Security Council plus those nations which administer trust territories. TOP . Social. China. 4. reporting to the General Assembly. The Trusteeship Council supervises the administrations of various territories governed by nations designated by the UN as trustees. Its non permanent members are elected by the general Assembly by 2/3 of majority for a two year term. The administrative power and the council see that social. He presides over as Secretary General or authorises a deputy to do so. but judges can. involved in problem under discussion is invited to participate without the right to vote. on recommendation of the Security Council.one at UN Headquarters in New York and other in Geneva. 5. chosen without regard to nationality. 3. Cultural and Humanitarian problems. The strength of the Security Council is 15 members.to pass resolutions on important questions. Other questions are decided by simple majority votes. No two judges may represent the same country. Switzerland. and the needed additional members to maintain the equal balance between administering and non-administering nations. five of whichUnited States. Economic and Social Council: The ECOSOC. Secretariat: The Secretariat is Headed by Secretary General. It is also responsible for carrying out the functions of the UN in the trust territories classed as "Strategic Areas".. Retiring members are not eligible to immediate reelection. All members of UN come under the rules of this court although they are not required to bring cases before it. economic and educational progress is made and that the territories are prepared for effective self government. for a term of five years and is the chief administrative officer of the United Nations. The court is made up of 15 judges. He is appointed by the General Assembly. works on Economic. 2. Britain. It is made up of representatives of 54 member states. Security Council: The Security Council has the basic responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. who are elected by the General Assembly and the Security Council. International Court of Justice: The International Court of Justice settles international legal problems. over all meetings of the General Assembly and other major UN organs. Trusteeship Council: The Trusteeship Council prepares people for self-government or independence. At least two regular sessions of ECOSOC are held each year. 6.

Member states The total number of members of the United nations is 190 after admitting Switzerland as the youngest member of UN on 10th September 2002. objects and rules of the UN charter. Must be judged by the Un as being able to carry out these aims and objects. and 4. 2. Click here for Complete List of Members of UN . To become member of the UN. The member must be confirmed by the UN General Assembly by a two third majority votes. Must be recommended by the UN Security Council for the membership. the country: 1. 3. Must be peace loving and willing to accept the aims.