The United Nations (UN) is an
intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and
security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international
cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the
largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful
intergovernmental organization in the world. The UN is headquartered on
international territory in New York City, with its other main offices in
Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna and The Hague.
Iran is a founder member of the United Nations
(UN) and joined in 1945. Only 51 of the current 193 countries in the world can
claim that honour. Today the Islamic Republic of Iran is an active partner in
the work of the UN and its funds, programmes and specialized agencies.
Today there are 18 UN agencies, funds and
programmes working on the ground in Iran. There are approximately 400 staff
members (90 per cent of whom are local) work in duty stations in different
parts of Iran with most being based in Tehran.