The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization established after World War II in 1945 to promote international cooperation and maintain international security.
The UN has 193 members and its headquarters are in New York City. Its objectives also include promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment and humanitarian aid. It is financed through contributions from its member states.
This week marks 70 years of the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It's a milestone document enshrining fundamental human rights – from acknowledging that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights to the right to freedom of expression and access to information. Unfortunately, reality often doesn't live up to that.
The United Nations is warning of “climate chaos with millions of dead and refugees.” Can the climate conference in Katowice find ways to allow the human race to survive? Our guests: Claudia Kemfert (DIW), Grace Dobush (Handelsblatt Global), Petra Pinzler (Zeit)
Protecting our environment and the places we call home is one of the items on the agenda at the United Nations climate change conference in Katowice, Poland. Irene Banos Ruiz is reporting for DW at the conference, and told us what kinds of things are currently being discussed.
North and South Korea want to explore reconnecting their rail and road systems as part of efforts to ease tensions in the region. The South needed an exemption from the United Nations sanctions regime for that to happen.