There are many issues in today's world that effect all nations and through international cooperation, countries can work together to find solutions. The United States was one of the founding members of the United Nations in 1945 and the influence and impact of the organization has grown continually. The organization is involved in a wide range of sectors from peace and security to tackling climate change, famine and disease.
The United Nations is subdivided into a number of agencies set up to tackle different issues; two of the highest profile of these are UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.)
Yearbook of the United Nations This is the principal reference work of the United Nations. Fully indexed yearbooks can be searched or browsed going all the way back to 1946. A very detailed and useful information source!
United Nations Commission for Human Rights Resources covering human rights topics and discrimination.
United Nations Development Program Online publications discussing world development, programs and targets for the future.
United Nations Environment Program Resources concerning climate change and related programs.
United Nations World Food Program Information resources regarding world hunger.