Welcome to the United Nations. It's your world.


Welcome to the UN Website

Basic Functionality

Welcome to the United NationsAt 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:

In addition, please note that the alphabetically-sorted site index offers a quick and easy way to locate information.

Navigating between Languages

UN Language barThe 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.

Multimedia Files

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.

  • To open audio and video files, download Real Player.
  • To view animation, download Adobe Flash Player.
  • Portable Document Format Files

  • The PDF is short for "Portable Document Format". To view and print a file in PDF format, download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Thematic Pages:

    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:

    Further Help

    For more information, you may consult the following pages:

    We hope you find these tips helpful.