Most of us have heard of United Nations activities related to peacekeeping or the provision of humanitarian assistance. However, we do not always and do not so well known about many other aspects of its activities that affect our lives.

The work of the United Nations reaches every corner of the globe. The United Nations is the center for solving the problems of all humanity. This activity is carried out jointly by more than 30 related organizations forming the United Nations system. Everyday, the United Nations and other organizations in its system work to promote respect for human rights, protect the environment, combat disease, and reduce poverty. United Nations agencies develop rules and regulations for safety and efficient air traffic and help improve telecommunications and protect consumer interests. The United Nations is the initiator of international campaigns against drug trafficking and terrorism.The United Nations and its agencies assist refugees, implement demining programs, help increase food production and play a leading role in the fight against AIDS.