Why learn about the United Nations? The UN is the most prominent international body representing the vast majority of the world’s nations. It is also the focus of much attention whenever international conflicts and crises arise. Knowing more about the UN can help one better understand international relations, including the varied interests and powers that shape those relations.

Note: Special thanks to Learning Life intern, Kane Boynton, for assisting with the research and writing for this quiz.

1. Who is the current Secretary General of the UN?
2. Which of the following nations is not in the United Nations?
3. What principal role does the UN Security Council play in the UN?
4. Which of the following is not among the powers of the UN Security Council?
5. How is the UN principally funded?