The United Nations (UN) is an international organization that was founded in 1945 in San Francisco, California in the United States, when 50 nations signed the United Nations Charter. As stated in the charter, the UN's mission is to prevent international war, protect human rights, support social progress and justice, and help with economic progress. The United Nations supplanted the failed League of Nations, which had been established in the 1920s.
The term 'United Nations' was created by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and first used in the January 1 1942 Declaration by United Nations when 26 Allied countries affirmed their willingness to continue fighting "for victory over Hitlerism".
The United Nations is composed of 6 main bodies:
The head of each member nation's delegation to the United Nations is titled Ambassador.
Economic and Social Council
International Court of Justice
Departments and agencies
National representatives to these organizations may also have the rank and title of Ambassador.
- World Health Organization
- International Labour Organization
- International Civil Aviation Organization