List of specialized agencies of the United Nations
Specialized agencies are autonomous organizations working with the UN and each other through the coordinating machinery of the United Nations Economic and Social Council at the intergovernmental level, and through the Chief Executives Board for coordination (CEB) at the inter-secretariat level. Specialized agencies may or may not have been originally created by the United Nations, but they are incorporated into the United Nations System by the United Nations Economic and Social Council acting under Articles 57 and 63 of the United Nations Charter. At present the UN has in total 17 specialized agencies that carry out various functions on behalf of the UN. The specialized agencies are as follows: |Contents | |1 Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) | |2 International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) | |3 International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) | |4 International Labour Organization (ILO) | |5 International Maritime Organization (IMO) | |6 International Monetary Fund (IMF) | |7 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) | |8 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) | |9 United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) | |10 Universal Postal Union (UPU) | |11 World Bank Group | |11.1 International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) | |11.2 International Finance Corporation (IFC) | |11.3 International Development Association (IDA) | |12 World Health Organization (WHO) | |13 World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) | |14 World Meteorological Organization (WMO) | |15 World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) |
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy. FAO is the largest of UN agencies and its headquarters are in Rome, Italy. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information, and helps developing countries and countries in transition modernise and improve agriculture, forestry...
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