The United Nations serves as an international platform for confronting global security challenges that transcend borders, such as terrorism and nuclear proliferation. The UN brings together nations to share resources and information, and to create frameworks for addressing international security matters.
Combating International Terrorism
The UN plays an active role in the fight against international terrorism. By utilizing tools and strategies including counter-terrorism committees, international conventions, and sanctions, the UN helps its 192 member states coordinate approaches to counter global terrorism. Learn More.
The UN is committed to combating the proliferation of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons around the world. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is working to halt the spread of weapons and monitor the threat of proliferation from rogue nations. Learn More.
Law of the Sea
The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) defines the rights and responsibilities of nations in their use of the world's oceans, establishing guidelines for businesses, the environment, and the management of marine natural resources. Learn More.