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Security Council

The Security Council is the primary instrument for establishing and maintaining international peace. Its main purpose is to prevent war by settli…

Economic and Social Council

This council is composed of 54 members elected by the General Assembly to three-year terms. It works under the authority of the General Assembly and seeks to promote progress …

Trusteeship Council

The UN charter originally established the Trusteeship Council as a main organ of the UN and entrusted it with the administration of territories placed under the trusteeship sy…

Agencies of the United Nations

Linked to the United Nations through special agreements, the separate, autonomous specialized agencies of the UN family set standards and guidelines, help formulate policies, …

Famous Buildings and Structures

Prehistorical and Ancient The megalithic passage tomb at Newgrange in Ireland covers over an acre and was constructed around 3200 B.C. Buried for centuries, the mound was re…

Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions

Here is information on significant earthquakes and volcanic eruptions going back as early as A.D. 79 and through the present. A.D. 79 …

Major Storms

CyclonesU.S. HurricanesOther HurricanesTyphoonsBlizzards Cyclones, hurricanes, and typhoons are the same kind of tropical storm but are called by different names in different a…

Cyclones

Find data about the most intense and deadliest cyclones from 1864 through present day. 1864 …

U.S. Hurricanes

Find data about the most intense and deadliest hurricanes to strike the U.S. Figures include U.S. deaths only, except where noted. Damages are actual cost in U.S. dollars, followed in…