1995 50th Anniversary of the UN
UN Offices in Geneva
Since the Charter came into effect, the U.N. has helped establish a more stable world, aided the poor, defended human rights and minorities, repaired the earth’s damaged environment, and rescued states in crisis. The U.N. also provides international coordination of laws, regulations, and standards concerning: air and sea transport, the use of the sea and outer space, telecommunications, health, atomic energy, meteorology, protection of the children, the environment, and our world cultural heritage. Although many of these functions do not receive a great deal of attention from the general public, they are an extremely important part of the international machinery that keeps our world running smoothly.