UN Bodies

The Security Council is primarily responsible for maintaining international peace and security. The Security Council Chamber was a gift from the Government of Norway and is also known as "the...

The UN General Assembly Hall. 
Photo: UN Photo/Sophia Paris.

Established in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations, the General Assembly occupies a central position as the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. Read more

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the podium of the General Assembly Hall. . 
Photo: UN Photo/Mark Garten .

The Secretary-General of the United Nations is the head of the Secretariat, one of the principal organs of the United Nations. Read more

Photo: Eskinder Debebe/ UN Photo.

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is the principal organ to coordinate economic, social, and related work of the 14 UN specialized agencies, functional commissions and five regional commissions. Read more

Photo: Mark Garten/ UN Photo.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Read more