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UN Agencies - What they do
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Helps eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities and build resilience so countries can sustain progress. As the UN's development agency, UNDP plays a critical role in helping countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Provides long-term humanitarian and development assistance to children and mothers.
Protects refugees worldwide and facilitates their return home or resettlement.
aims to eradicate hunger and malnutrition. It is the world's largest humanitarian agency. Every year, the programme feeds almost 80 million people in around 75 countries.
Helps Member States fight drugs, crime, and terrorism.
The lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
Responsible for dealing with development issues, particularly international trade - the main driver of development.
Acts as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment.
Contributed to the welfare and human development of four generations of Palestine refugees. It's services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance, including in times of armed conflict. It reports only to the UN General Assembly.
Focus exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
Promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.
Focuses on poverty reduction and the improvement of living standards worldwide by providing low-interest loans, interest-free credit, and grants to developing countries for education, health, infrastructure, and communications, among other things. The World Bank works in over 100 countries.
Fosters economic growth and employment by providing temporary financial assistance to countries to help ease balance of payments adjustment and technical assistance. The IMF currently has $28 billion in outstanding loans to 74 nations.
The directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations system. The objective of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health, as defined in the WHO Constitution, is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Focuses on everything from teacher training to helping improve education worldwide to protecting important historical and cultural sites around the world. UNESCO added 28 new World Heritage Sites this year to the list of irreplaceable treasures that will be protected for today's travelers and future generations.
Promotes international labor rights by formulating international standards on the freedom to associate, collective bargaining, the abolition of forced labor, and equality of opportunity and treatment.
Leads international efforts to fight hunger. It is both a forum for negotiating agreements between developing and developed countries and a source of technical knowledge and information to aid development.
Focused exclusively on rural poverty reduction, working with poor rural populations in developing countries to eliminate poverty, hunger and malnutrition; raise their productivity and incomes; and improve the quality of their lives.
Has created a comprehensive shipping regulatory framework, addressing safety and environmental concerns, legal matters, technical cooperation, security, and efficiency.
Facilitates the free international exchange of meteorological data and information and the furtherance of its use in aviation, shipping, security, and agriculture, among other things.
Protects intellectual property throughout the world through 23 international treaties.
Develops standards for global air transport and assists its 192 Member States in sharing the world's skies to their socio-economic benefit
Committed to connecting all the world's people - wherever they live and whatever their means. Through our work, we protect and support everyone's fundamental right to communicate
Promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.
The primary forum for cooperation between postal sector players. It helps to ensure a truly universal network of up-to-date products and services.
Responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
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