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United Nations (UN)
Main site of the United Nations

UN Programmes & Funds

UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Advocates for the protection of children's rights and helps meet their basic needs

UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Principal organ of the UN General Assembly dealing with trade, investment and development issues

UN Development Programme (UNDP)
The UN's principal provider of development advice, advocacy and grant support

UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
Works to encourage sustainable development through sound environmental practices

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR)
Provides protection and assistance to refugees

UN Population Fund (UNFPA)
Helps developing countries find solutions to their population problems

 UN Agencies

UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Contributes to world peace and security by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication

Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)
Works to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and to better the condition of rural populations

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Finances agricultural development projects primarily for food production in developing countries

International Labour Organization (ILO )
UN specialised agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Promotes international monetary cooperation and fosters economic growth and high levels of employment

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
An international organization within which governments and the private sector coordinate global telecom networks and services

The World Bank
Works in more than 100 developing economies with the primary focus of helping the poorest people and the poorest countries

World Health Organization (WHO)
Works toward the attainment of the highest possible level of health for all people in the world

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Dedicated to promoting the use and protection of intellectual property

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Provides the authoritative scientific voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere and climate

 UN Convention Secretariats

UN Convention on Biodiversity (CBD)
Focuses on the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits from the use of genetic resources.

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
News, data, information and documents about the UNFCCC process

UN Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD)
Assists in the negotiation of the Convention

 Economic & Social Council (ESC) Commissions

UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
The core legal body of the UN system in the field of international trade law

UN Division for Sustainable Development (DSD)
Provides leadership and is an authoritative source of expertise within the United Nations system on sustainable development

UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
The main economic and social development forum within the UN system in the Asia–Pacific Region

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Helps developing countries and those in transition to accelerate their development while meeting social and environmental challenges.

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