The United Nations is an international organisation founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.
Due to the powers vested in its Charter and its unique international character, the United Nations can take action on the issues confronting humanity in the 21st century, such as peace and security, climate change, sustainable development, human rights, disarmament, terrorism, humanitarian and health emergencies, gender equality, governance, food production, and more.
The UN also provides a forum for its members to express their views in the General Assembly , the Security Council , the Economic and Social Council , and other bodies and committees. By enabling dialogue between its members, and by hosting negotiations, the Organisation has become a mechanism for governments to find areas of agreement and solve problems together.
Beside their website , the United Nations also uses other media to communicate, most notably through its UN Radio and UN TV.
Since its foundation in 1946, UN Radio broadcasts content that includes weekly and daily radio programmes, newspots, features and interviews. It also does this in several languages: English, French, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Literary Arabic, Swahili and Bengali.
All programs are available via podcasts and RSS feeds.
The United Nations Television , is the public affairs television arm of the United Nations. It broadcasts live and recorded gavel-to-gavel meetings of various United Nations agencies and arms from around the world, including the General Assembly and the Security Council.
UN in Belgium
UN-EU LIAISON AGENCIES IN BRUSSELS
Due to the importance of Brussels as the European capital, the Brussels-Capital Region also hosts several UN-EU Liaison Agencies:
Apart from CIFAL Flanders, there are many other UN-initiatives in Flanders:
Beside UN-initiatives in Flanders and UN-EU Liaison Offices in Brussels, there are also Wallonian UN-initiatives: