Important Agencies of United Nations Organisations

United Nations Specialized Agencies are autonomous organizations working with the United Nations and each other through the co-ordinating machinery of the United Nations Economic and Social Council at the intergovernmental level, and through the Chief Executives Board for co-ordination (CEB) at the inter-secretariat level. Here is  Important Agencies of United Nations Organisations

International Labour Organisation(ILO):

Established in: 1919

Headquarters: Geneva

Aims and Objectives: To improve conditions and living standard of workers


World Health Organisation(WHO):

Established in: 1948

Headquarters: Geneva

Aims and Objectives: Attainment of highest possible level of health by all people


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation(UNESCO):

Established in: 1946

Headquarters: Paris

Aims and Objectives: To promote collaboration among nations through education, science and culture


International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA):

Established in: 1957

Headquarters: Vienna

Aims and Objectives: To promote the peaceful uses of atomic energy

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund(UNICEF):

Established in: 1946

Headquarters: New York

Aims and Objectives: To promote children's welfare all over the world


United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR):

Established in: 1950

Headquarters: Geneva

Aims and Objectives: To provide protection to refugees


United Nations Fund for Population Activities(UNFPA):

Established in: 1967

Headquarters: New York

Aims and Objectives: To formulate population policies


International Fund for Agricultural Development:

Established in: 1977

Headquarters: Rome

Aims and Objectives: For financing agricultural projects in the world to raise the economic growth


United Nations Conference on Trade and Development(UNCTAD):

Established in: 1964

Headquarters: Geneva

Aims and Objectives: To promote international trade to accelerate economic growth of developing countries


International Civil Aviation Organisation(ICAO):

Established in: 1947

Headquarters: Montreal

Aims and Objectives: To promote safety of international aviation


International Monetary Fund(IMF):

Established in: 1945

Headquarters: Washington D.C.

Aims and Objectives: To promote international monetary cooperation


International Finance Corporation(IFC):

Established in: 1956

Headquarters: Washington D.C. 

Aims and Objectives: To promote economic development by encouraging private enterprise in its member countries


Universal Postal Union(UPU):

Established in: 1947

Headquarters: Berne

Aims and Objectives: To improve various postal services in the world


United Nations Environmental Programme(UNEP):

Established in: 1972

Headquarters: Nairobi

Aims and Objectives: To fund and implement a wide range of development projects related to the atmosphere, marine and terrestrial eco-systems


United Nations Industrial Development Organisation(UNIDO):

Established in: 1967

Headquarters: Geneva

Aims and Objectives: To set international regulations for radio, telegraph, telephone and space radio communication


Food and Agricultural Organisation(FAO):

Established in: 1945

Headquarters: Rome

Aims and Objectives: To improve living condition of rural population


International Bank for Reconstruction and Development(IBRD):

Established in: 1945

Headquarters: Washington D.C.

Aims and Objectives: To develop economies of members by facilitating investment of capitals by providing loans


World Meteorological Organisation(WMO):

Established in: 1950

Headquarters: Geneva

Aims and Objectives: To promote international exchange of weather reports


United Nations Development Programme(UNDP):

Established in: 1965

Headquarters: New York

Aims and Objectives: To help developing countries increase the wealth producing capabilities of their natural and human resources


Inter-government Maritime Consultative Organisation(IMCO):

Established in: 1958

Headquarters: London

Aims and Objectives: To promote co-operation on technical matters of maritime safety, navigation and encourages anti-pollution measures


International Development Association(IDA):

Established in: 1960

Headquarters: Washington D.C.

Aims and Objectives: As an affiliate to World Bank, to help under-developed countries raise living standards


International Telecommunication Union(ITU):

Established in: 1947

Headquarters: Geneva

Aims and Objectives: To set international regulations for radio telegraph, telephone and space radio communication


United Nations Institute for Training and Research(UNITAR):

Established in: 1965

Headquarters: New York

Aims and Objectives: To provide training and research to help facilitate UN objectives of the world peace and security and of economic and social progress


United Nations Relief and Work for Palestine Refugees(UNRWA):

Established in: 1949

Headquarters: New York

Aims and Objectives: To provide basic amenities and education for the victims of Arab-Israel War

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