The United Nations Subunits
Terms in this set (10)
Agencies and Organisations within the UN
Unites Nations Security Council
has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. The Security Council plays a lead role in determining the existence of a threat to peace or act of aggression. It 383calls upon the parties involved in a dispute to settle it by peaceful means and recommends actions to encourage a peaceful solution. In some cases, the Security Council can impose sanctions or even authorise the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security.
World health organization
the principal health organisation within the United Nations system. The agenda and actions of the World Health Organization are discussed in more detail in the next section
The United Nations Children's fund (UNICEF)
aims to uphold the rights of children worldwide by working to promote education, prevent HIV among children, eliminate child labour and child abuse, and provide immunisation
United Nations Development Program
works to promote the achievement of the Sustainability Goals and to promote economic and social development, including human rights and education.
United nation Human rights council
strengthens and protects human rights around the globe and addresses situations of human rights violations by making relevant recommendations such as economic sanctions and mediation.
provides loans and expert economic advice to developing countries to assist with economic development.
World Food Programme
works to eliminate world hunger by providing emergency food aid and by promoting sustainable food security in developing countries.
works to eliminate discrimination against women and girls and to empower women.
Un High Commisioner for refugees (UNHCR)
focuses on promoting the health and development of those who are displaced in foreign countries.