About the UN


The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 by 51 countries then.  It is currently made up of 193 Member States.  The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.

It is the world’s only truly universal multilateral global organization, and is the foremost platform to address issues that transcend national boundaries and beyond the scope of any one country to resolve them alone. Read More information Here >

To its initial goals of safeguarding peace, protecting human rights, establishing the framework for international justice and promoting economic and social progress, in the seven decades since its creation, the United Nations has added on new challenges, such as climate change, refugees and AIDS.  The UN, along with its specialized agencies, is also engaged in a wide array of activities to improve people’s lives around the world – from disaster relief, through education and advancement of women, to peaceful uses of atomic energy. The SMVA Trust is strengthening its partnership with several of these UN entities for more effective service delivery.

On its 70th anniversary, the UN made an impressive listing of the 70 ways in which the UN makes a difference.


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