List of Important U.N. Agencies in World

The United Nations (UN) Agencies plays a leading role in providing development and humanitarian assistance, including as a first-responder to natural disasters and complex emergencies. There are some important U.N. Agencies exists that are dedicated to work for human assistance and their development. Some of the main activities and their purpose are:

  • To improve conditions and living standard of workers.
  • Attainment of highest possible level of heath by all people.
  • To promote peaceful uses of atomic energy.
  • To Promote collaboration among nations through education, science and culture.
  • Promotes international monetary cooperation.
  • To improve living condition of rural population.

And there are more more activities they do for only humans and nature. Let see some details below. Here are the list of important U.N. Agencies. This post will described all of the details like Name of agency, Year of the Established, Head Quarter of U.N. Agencies, and their purpose to be active.

Name of Agency

Estd. In

Headquarters

Purpose

International Labour Organization (ILO)

1919

Geneva

To improve conditions and living standard of workers.

World Health Organization (WHO)

1948

Geneva

Attainment of highest possible level of heath by all people.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (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.

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)

July 14, 1967

Geneva Switzerland

To encourage creative activity, to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world.

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 Organization (ICAO)

1947

Montreal

Promotes safety of international aviation.

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

1945

Washington D.C.

Promotes international monetary cooperation.

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

1956

Washington D.C.

Promotes 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 Organization (UNIDO)

1967

Geneva

Sets international regulations for radio, telegraph, and telephone and space radio communication.

Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

1945

Rome

To improve living condition of rural population.

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)

1945

Washington D.C.

Development of economic of members by facilitating investment of capitals by providing loans.

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

1950

Geneva

Promote international exchange of weather reports.

World Trade Organization (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 o their natural and human resources.

Inter Government maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO), Now it is known as International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 

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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