Important UN Agencies

Name Estd in Headquarters Purpose
International Labour Organisation (OLO) 1919 Geneva To imporve conditions and living standards of workers.
World Health Organistion(WHO) 1948 Geneva Attainment of highest possible level of health by all people.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation(UNESCO) 1946 Paris To promote collaboration among nations through education,science and culture.
International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) 1957 Vienna To promote peaceful uses of atomic energy.
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund(UNICEF) 1946 New York To promote Children's welfare all over the world.
International Monetary Fund(IMF) 1945 Washington DC Promotes International monetary cooperation.
United Nations Environmental Programmme(UNEP) 1972 Nairobi Promotes international Co-Operation in human environment.
Food and Agricultural Organisation(FAO) 1945 Rome To improve living conditions of rural population.
World Trade Organisation(WTO) 1955 Geneva Setting rules for world trade to reduce tariffs.
United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) 1965 New York Helps developing countries increase the wealth producing capabilities of their natural and human resources.
International Development Association(IDA) 1960 Washington DC An affiliate of the World Bank, aims to hlp under-developed countries raise living standards.
International Telecommunication Union(ITU) 1947 Geneva Sets international regulations for radio telegraph,telephone and space radio communications.
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