Ever wondered how many people work for the United Nations? How many countries contribute to peacekeeping or how many people globally are provided with food and assistance?
We’ve compiled a list of the top facts and FAQ’s.
Who are the current members of the United Nations?
There are currently 193 UN Member States. Each of the Member States of the United Nations has one seat in the General Assembly.
Does the UN have an official anthem or hymn?
No, the UN does not have an official anthem or hymn.
How many people work for the United Nations Secretariat?
The total population of the staff of the global Secretariat as at 30 June 2016 is 40,131.
Does the United Nations have an army?
No, the UN has no standing army or police force on its own. Military and police personnel, from UN member states, working as peacekeepers in peacekeeping missions around the world are members of their own national service first and are seconded to work with the UN.
How many people are provided with food and assistance?
Food and assistance are provided to 80 million people in 80 countries.
- 127 countries provide 95,544 uniformed personnel, 15,153 civilian personnel and 1,597 volunteers
- The United Nations aims to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030
- Africa has the highest growth rate of female owned business.
- Unclean water and poor sanitation are the leading causes of child mortality.
- There are 5 nuclear weapon-free zones in the world.
- Most of the world’s people live no more than 200 miles from the sea.
- Immigration slows down the aging process of societies.
- Nine out of ten refugees are hosted by developing countries.