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Library Resource Guide for: UNITED NATIONS GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

By UN Organ

This page is designed to explain how the U.N. works specifically in regards to what information it produces that you can use. Here you can search for information by how it is produced in the U.N.

The U.N. is made up of six organs: General Assembly, Security Council, Secretariat, International Court of Justice, Economic and Social Council and Trusteeship Council. Click on the organ below to learn more.

General Assembly ECOSOC International Court of Justice Secretariat Trusteeship Council Security Council

SUBSIDIARY AND AD HOC BODIES

There are many subsidiary and ad hoc bodies that work on special taks and report to the General Assembly, for example UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund), and UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees). In the U.N. Organizational Chart , click on the body's name to be taken to its website.