What does it do?
The UN works for world peace and development in many different ways.
It organises peace-keeping forces in troublespots around the world,
such as Kosovo or in Africa.
It is also linked with organisations which help.
(United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
Major decisions about things like who can join the UN
Less important decisions need the support of over half the Assembly.
The Assembly's decisions are not laws.
Who are the Security Council?
The 15 members of the UN Security Council try to keep
the world a peaceful and secure place.
They vote on the best ways to prevent countries
These countries are always on the council.
They got their membership because they were important
in 1945, when the UN was set up.
Ten temporary members
The rules for voting
What is a veto?
The veto is a special power that allows a country to block
any decision that the security council is voting on.
All they have to do is vote against it.
Who can do
Why can they do this?
Is it fair?
Unicef stands for the United Nations Children's Fund.
It looks after the needs of children and mothers
in developing countries around the world.
It works with local communities and governments in