The United Nations was created as a successor to the League of Nations, which had been formed following World War I. The United Nations has since its inception with the creation of various organizations within that have various functions, plus there were a few organizations from the League of Nations that were not shut down, but were carried over and now report to the United Nations instead.
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The United Nations has five main functioning bodies. These are:
- The General Assembly
- The Security Council
- The Economic and Social Council
- The Secretariat
- The International Court of Justice
Each one has a specific function in relation to the United Nations and the continuance of its mission. There are other bodies that cover various things as well, such as the World Health Organization.