Delegates represent their countries at UN meetings. This page is for delegates, government officials and others participating in meetings. It is also for anyone who wants more information about the inner workings of the UN.
Working as a staff member in the UN Secretariat gives you the opportunity to work in a dynamic, multicultural environment. The 41,000 staff of the United Nations, who come from its 193 Member States, are from many backgrounds, and have varied experience. It is an exciting and unique challenge to be part of such a working environment, because it leads to a broader understanding of all the world's countries and cultures. The UN welcomes applications from nationals of all of its Member States and strongly encourages women to apply.
Young people are the future of the world. Because the United Nations is working to make the world a better place now and in the future, it tries to help students understand its work and offers many resources to do this.
Members of the academic community write books and papers on the UN and teach students about the Organization. They are vital to the work of the United Nations, because they are making the young people of today, who will be the leaders of tomorrow, aware of the Organization and what it does. They also foster interest in the Organization.
Civil society is the “third sector” of society, along with government and business. It comprises civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations. The UN recognizes the importance of partnering with civil society, because it advances the Organization’s ideals, and helps support its work. Here are some useful websites for members of civil society and also for those interested in the work of the UN.
The relationship of the UN and the international business community has been transformed. Business entities embracing corporate responsibility now work side by side with the Organization to make the world a better place. Through the UN Global Compact, companies embrace ten universal principles, from supporting the protection of human rights, to working against corruption. At the recent Climate Summit in New York, corporations made commitments to help mitigate climate change. The international business community now wants to partner with the international community to help solve humanity's problems. This is not only good global citizenship on their part. It is also good business.
Journalists who cover the United Nations play an important part in its work, because they help explain to the public what the Organization does and why. This page contains a list of United Nations resources for journalists.