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  • Malaysia's leader said on Saturday communications aboard a missing jet were switched off and its course deliberately changed by someone on board before the aircraft disappeared a week ago, but stopped short of saying it had been hijacked.

  • Ukraine braced on Saturday for a breakaway vote in Crimea as deadly violence flared again in the ex-Soviet country's tinderbox east amid the biggest east-west showdown since the Cold War.

  • Finally, the TRS chief K Chandrashekhara Rao has broken his silence over possibility of an alliance with the Congress in Telangana. After saying a firm 'no' to merger with the Congress, KCR has now ruled out any alliance with the Congress in both Assembly and Lok Sabha elections to be held on April 30.

  • The Bharatiya Janata Party's much anticipated list of Lok Sabha candidates is expected shortly which will end the the suspense over who will contest from Varanasi - its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi or party veteran Murli Manohar Joshi.

  • The Delhi High Court has confirmed death penalty to all four convicts of the December 16 Delhi gangrape and murder case. The four were convicted in September 2013 for raping and murdering a 23-year-old paramedical student.

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    Home >> Social Studies >> United Nations For Kids

    United Nations For Kids

    The United Nations was formed on 24Oct 1945 when representatives of 50 countries signed the UN Charter.Today 192 countries are part of UN. The main objectives of the UN are to maintain peace and develop friendly relations among the member countries.It is also invovled in solving social problems worldwide. The UN works through 6 main bodies-General Assembly,Security Council,Trusteeship Council,Secretariat and International Court of Justice.The General Assembly is the main body of UN.The Security Council has 15 members including 5 permanent members-US,Russia,UK,France and China.The Economic and Social Council has many agencies.Some of them are UNESCO,UNICEF,WHO and FAO.The General Assembly is the main body of UN.The Secretary-General is the highest official of the Secretariat.International legal problems are solved by the International Court of Justice.India is one of the founder members of the UN.It actively participates in the peace keeping efforts of UN.It is also invovled in the relief operations carried out by the UN agencies.

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