The United Nations is an international organisation, founded in 1945 in the aftermath of the Second World War as the successor to the League of Nations. The aims of the organisation are to maintain international peace and to promote cooperation in solving international economic, social and humanitarian problems.

The United Nations has appeared in the Deus Ex series mostly through the actions of the United Nations Anti-Terrorist Coalition and the World Health Organisation (WHO).


Main article: UNATCO

UNATCO was founded shortly after the events of Deus Ex: Human Revolution in response to the growing problem of international terrorism. The organisation's headquarters are on Liberty Island in New York .

In the world of Deus Ex, it is generally understood that the organisation is controlled by the Illuminati and later, Majestic 12.

World Health OrganizationEdit

In Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the WHO was involved in the recall of the biochip which led to the catastrophe at Panchaea.


In 2008, the United Nations in alliance with Versalife and various other biotech companies support the development of the Omega Ranch in Singapore.

In 2052 organisations such as the National Secessionist Forces (NSF) view the UN as a potential world government and the institution of UNATCO as the first true world army. Many of these constitutionalist and secessionist groups have called for the United States of America to leave the organisation.


  • A UN flag hangs in the office of Joseph Manderley, the director of UNATCO in 2052.