Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Important U.N. Agencies

IMPORTANT UN AGENCIES

ESTABLISHED -- HEADQUARTER -- FUNCTION

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 health 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 Nation's 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 of refugees.

United Nations Fund for Population Activitie (UNFPA)
1967-New York-For formulating population policies.

International Fund for Agricultural Development
1977-Rome-For financing agricultural prjects 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 Organizatio(ICAO)
1947-Montreal-Promotes safety of International aviation.

International Monitery 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-Beme-Improve various postal services in the world.

United Nations Enviornmental 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, telephone and space radio communication.

Food and Agricultursl Organization (FAO)
1945-Rome-To improveliving condition of rural population.

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
1945-Washington D. C.-Development of economics of members by facilitating investment of capitals by providing loans.

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
1950-Geneva-Promote international exchange ofweather reports.

World Trade Organization (WTO)
1995-Geneva-Setting rules for the world trade to reduce tariffs.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
1995-New York-Help developing countries increase the wealth producing capabilities of their natural and human resources.

Inter Government Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO)
1958-London-Promotes co-operation on technial matters of maritime safety, navigation and encourages anti pollution measures.

International Development  Associassion (IDA)
1960-Washington D. C.-An affiliate to 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 faciliated 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 victim 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.