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Some Important Un Agencies

Name of Agency

Estd. In

Headquarters

Purpose

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, 1946 Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

1946

Paris

To promote collaboration among nations through education, science and culture.

International Atomic Energy 1957 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 1967 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)

1947

Montreal

Promotes safety of international aviation.

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

1945

Washington DC

Promotes international monetary cooperation.

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

1956

Washington DC

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.

Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO)

1945

Rome

To improve living condition of rural population.

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)

1945

Washington D.C.

Development of economies 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 developing 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





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