What is the United Nations?
The United Nations is an organisation made up of 193 countries, known as member states. The UN aims to work for peace and development around the world. It tries to keep people safe in countries where there is war; it helps poor countries boost their economies; it encourages good relations between countries; and it promotes human rights. The UN was born in 1945 after the Second World War ended. It is made up of six major departments, also founded in 1945.
The UN aims to help poor people.