United Nations

UN is an international organisation founded after World War II aims to provide a dialogue platform between countries, fortifying international corporation and preventing future wars. There are currently 193 members lead by five permanent members of the Security Council - US, Russia, UK, France, and China. The organization currently has six principal organs: General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, Secretariat, International Court of Justice, and the Trusteeship Council.  

UN interpreters are seen during The UN Security Council votes to extend investigations into who is responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Russia on Tuesday vetoed a US-drafted resolution that would have extended an inquiry into the attacks for a year. Photo: AFP

Russia ‘killed’ UN joint investigative into Syrian gas attacks

Russia on Thursday cast its 10th veto of United Nations Security Council action on Syria since the war began in 2011, blocking a US-drafted resolution to renew an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.