The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose aims are to facilitate cooperation in maintaining world peace, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development. The UN was founded on 24 October 1945 after World War II.
War of 1996
The UN General Assembly met in emergency session to debate the aliens' arrival during the War of 1996. When the Secretary General proposed a one world government, many of the delegates accused him of being in league with the visitors. The entire assembly then promptly stormed out, effectively suspending the UN. The UN Headquarters was destroyed when the City Destroyer opened fire on New York City.
Post War of 1996
Within two years after the invasion, the UN became even more influential after global peace was achieved as a result of humanity’s unity against the alien invaders. On May 25, 1998, the UN created the Earth Space Defense program to combat and defend humanity from future extraterrestrial threats.
Behind the scenes
- The outcome of the UN's last session was included in one of the news broadcasts created for the film. It can be viewed in the "Monitor Earth Broadcasts" special feature of Independence Day: 20th Anniversary Edition.