UN Story


With the upmost commitment to preserving peace through international cooperation and collective security, the United Nations Organization (UN) was founded by 51 countries (including Lebanon as a founding member) on 24 October 1945. Today 192 nations – nearly every nation in the world - are part of this international organization with its headquarters based in New York City.

UN mission

The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter. The United Nations is committed to preserving peace through international cooperation and collective security, developing friendly relations among nations, promoting social progress, ensuring better living standards and protecting human rights.
Since its establishment the UN has expanded to include agencies covering almost every aspect of the human life. In Lebanon, the UN therefore has branched out into numerous agencies most of which are represented in the country and are dedicated to have an active role and a sustainable impact in key issues and primary causes including health, education, child protection, environment management, poverty alleviation, women empowerment, agricultural and industrial development, employment, social protection, sustainable livelihood, poverty alleviation, governance and human rights.
UN mission

The UN today

The work of the United Nations reaches every corner of the globe. Although best known for peacekeeping, peace building, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance, there are many other ways the United Nations and its System (specialized agencies, funds and programs) affect our lives and make the world a better place.

A safer world

In order to achieve its goals and coordinate efforts for a safer world for us and future generations, the UN is consistently seeking sustainable development, environment and refugees protection, disaster relief, counter terrorism, disarmament and non-proliferation, to promoting democracy, human rights, gender equality and the advancement of women, clearing landmines, expanding food production, and every issue or task that falls under its mission.