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Important UN Agencies

Important UN Agencies

Important UN Agencies

Important UN Agencies :

Name of UN AgencyEstd. InUN HeadquartersPurpose
International Labour Organisation (ILO) 1919 Geneva To improve conditions and living standard of workers.
World Health Organisation (WHO) 1948 Geneva Attainment of highest possible level of health by all people.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) 1946 Paris To promote collaboration among nations through education, science and culture.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 1957 Vienna To promote peaceful uses of atomic energy.
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) 1946 New York To promote children's welfare all over the world.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 1950 Geneva To provide protection to refugees.
United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) 1967 New York For formulating population policies.
International Fund for Agricultural Development 1977 Rome For financing agricultural projects in the world to raise the economic growth.
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 1964 Geneva Promotes international trade to accelerate economic growth of developing countries.
International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) 1945 Washington D.C Promotes international monetary cooperation.
International Finance Corporation (IFC) 1956 Washington D.C. Promote economic development by encouraging private enterprise in its member countries.
Universal Postal Union (UPU) 1947 Berne Improve various postal services in the world.
United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) 1972 Nairobi Promotes international co-operation in human environment.
United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) 1967 Geneva Sets international regulations for radio, telegraph, telephone and space radio communication.
Foodand Agricultural Organisation (FAO) 1945 Rome To improve living condition of rural population.
Internatioanl Bank for economies of Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) 1945 Washington D.C Development of members by facilitating investment of capitals by providing loans.
World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) 1950 Geneva Promote international exchange of weather reports.
World Trade Organisation (WTO) 1995 Geneva Setting rules for world trade to reduce tariffs.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - New York Help deneloping countries increase the wealth producing capabilities of their natural and human resources.
Inter Government Maritime Consultative Organisation (IMCO) 1958 London Promotes co-operation on technical matters of maritime safety, navigation and encourages anti-pollution measures.
International Development Association (IDA) 1960 Washington D.C An affiliate of the World Bank, aims to help under-developed countries raise living standards.
International Tele-communication Union (ITU) 1947 Geneva Sets international regulations for radio telegraph, telephone and space radio communications.
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) 1965 New York Provides training and research to help facilitate UN objectives of world peace and security and of economic and social progress.
United Nations Relief and Work for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) 1949 New York Provides basic amenities and education for the victims of Arab-Israel War.
United Nations Fund For Population Activities (UNFPA) 1967 New York Studying population dynamics, collecting population data, formulating and evolving population policies, family planning and related programmes.
1947 Montreal Promotes safety of international aviation.




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