The United Nations is indispensable to tackling humanity’s greatest challenges and driving global progress. Created out of the ashes of World War II, the UN works to unite countries against their greatest threats and in service of their highest aspirations. In its over 70 years, the UN has helped reduce conflict and maintain peace around the world, alleviate poverty, advance human rights, and deepen cooperation around shared purpose. As our world grows more connected and threats more complex, the UN remains essential to driving global progress.
Because of the UN:
The United States led the creation of the UN over 70 years ago because it understood even then that countries are stronger acting together rather than alone to face challenges. See how we work to advance that vision.
The UN was created for all of us – We the Peoples. We all have a role to play in supporting the UN’s work, and anyone can help the UN create a better world. See ways you can get involved.
Accordingly, our respective Governments, through representatives assembled in the city of San Francisco, who have exhibited their full powers found to be in good and due form, have agreed to the present Charter of the United Nations and do hereby establish an international organization to be known as the United Nations.