Welcome to the UN Website
At the top left of all pages, the clickable link, "Welcome to the United Nations. It's your world", takes you back to the UN Homepage. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, use the Search box at the top right of the page.
Advanced Search Tips
To customize your search and limit results, please use our Advanced Search. For example, you can search only for pages that:
- Contain the exact phrase you type in;
- Contain at least one of the words you type in;
- Do NOT contain any of the words you type in.
In addition, please note that the alphabetically-sorted site index offers a quick and easy way to locate information.
Navigating between Languages
The United Nations Website is available in six languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. The language bar is available from the main and second-layer pages of each site.
The United Nations Website has information in different electronic formats. If you cannot open a video, or a sound file, it may be because you have not installed the necessary software.
Portable Document Format Files
On the Homepage, there are five buttons near the top which link to the five Thematic pages:
These Thematic pages cover the main five areas of work of the United Nations - and serve as gateways to information on the UN's work on each particular theme.
The Thematic pages consist of three columns:
1. The left column contains a menu with links to key information on the United Nations, its main Bodies, and its interaction with the world.
2. The centre column contains links to the UN Bodies which have major responsibilities for each particular area, in addition to thematic issues and pertinent resources.
3. The right column displays the following information:
- UN Offices responsible for the work on the thematic issues;
- "In Focus" highlights current and upcoming events and information;
- "Latest News" is an automated display of current news on the theme from the UN News Centre;
- "Tools" provides access to helpful sources of information on each theme or topic.
For more information, you may consult the following pages:
We hope you find these tips helpful.