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United Nation Organizations - List

Published on Thursday, April 18, 2019
Organizations Member Countries Headquarter Aim
UNDP (UNs Development Programme) 170 countries and territories New York, United States To eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities and build resilience so countries can sustain progress and achieve so countries can sustain progress and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
UNICEF (UNs Children's Fund) 191 countries  New York, United States To provide humanitarian and development assistance to children and mothers.
UNHCR (UNs High Commissioner for Refugees) 27 countries Geneva, Switzerland UNHCR protects refugees worldwide and facilitates their return home or resettlement.
WFP (World Food Programme) 80 Countries Rome, Italy To eradicate hunger and malnutrition. It is the world’s largest humanitarian agency. Every year, WFP feeds almost 80 million people in around 75 countries.
UNODC (UNs Office on Drugs and Crime) 150 Countries Vienna, Austria UNODC helps the Member States fight drugs, crime and terrorism.
UNFPA (UNs Population Fund) 130 Countries New York, United States Delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.
UNCTAD (UNs Conference on Trade and Development) 195 Countries Geneva It is the United Nations body responsible for dealing with development issues, particularly international trade- the main driver of development.
UNEP (UNs Environment Programme) 193 Countries Nairobi, Kenya To act as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment.  
UNRWA (UNs Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees) 30 Countries Amman To help in the area of education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance, during armed conflict. It has contributed to the welfare and human development of Palestine refugees.
UN Women 41 Countries New York, United States To focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
UN-Habitat 58 Countries Nairobi, Kenya To promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements
UN Specialized Agencies 15 Specialized Agencies New York, United States They are autonomous organizations working with the UN through negotiated agreements. They were created by the UN to meet emerging needs.
World Bank 100 Countries Washington, D.C., United States To focus 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.
IMF (International Monetary Fund) 74 Countries Washington, D.C., United States To foster economic growth and employment by providing temporary financial assistance to countries to help ease balance of payments adjusted and technical assistance. Currently, it has $28 billion in outstanding loans to 74 nations.
WHO (World Health Organization) 195 Countries Geneva, Switzerland It is the directing and coordinating health-related matters internationally. Aim:  To the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
UNESCO (UNs Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) 193 Countries Paris, France To focus on everything from teacher training to helping improve education worldwide to protecting important historical and cultural sites around the world.
ILO (International Labour Organisation) 187 Countries Geneva, Switzerland To promote international labour rights based on international standards on the freedom to associate, collective bargaining, the abolition of forced labour, equality of opportunity and treatment.
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation) 194 Countries Rome, Italy Leads internationally efforts to fight hunger. Aim: To negotiate agreements between developing countries and a source of technical knowledge and information to aid development.  
IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development) 176 Countries Rome To focus 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.
IMO (International Maritime Organisation) 173 Countries London To create a shipping regulatory framework, address safety and environmental concerns, legal matters, technical cooperation, security, and efficiency.
WMO (World Meteorological Organisation) 186 Countries Geneva To protect intellectual property throughout the world through 23 international treaties.
ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) 192 Countries Montreal, Canada To develop standards for global air transport and assist its 192 Member States in sharing the world’s skies to their socio-economic benefit.
ITU (International Telecommunication Union) 193 Countries Geneva, Switzerland To connect all the world’s people- protect an support everyone’s fundamental right to communicate.
UNIDO (UNs Industrial Development Organization) 170 Countries Vienna To promote industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.
UPU (Universal Postal Union) 192 Countries Bern, Switzerland To ensure a truly universal network of up-to-date products and services.
UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation) 158 Countries Madrid To promote responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
Other Entities
UNAIDS It is co-sponsored by 10 UN system agencies: UN-HCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, the ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank. Geneva, Switzerland To stop and reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS.
UNISDR (UNs Office for Disaster Reduction) 130 Countries Geneva To serve as the focal point in the UNs system for disaster reduction.
UNOPS (UNs Office for Project Services) 80 Countries Copenhagen To successfully implement its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects globally.
Related Organizations
IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) 171 members Vienna, Austria To work with its member states and multiple partners worldwide to promote the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technologies.
IOM (International Organization for Migration) 173 Countries Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland To assist in the management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) 193 Countries The Hague, Netherlands It is the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Aim To help member states create a world free of chemical weapons.       
WTO (World Trade Organization) 164 Countries Geneva, Switzerland To negotiate trade agreements and a place where member governments try to sort out bilateral trade problems.  
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