21 Specialized UN Agencies

  1. FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization): Leads international efforts to fight hunger from its headquarters in Rome, Italy.
  2. ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization): Develops global air transport standards with its headquarters in Montreal, Canada.
  3. IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development): Focuses on rural poverty reduction, headquartered in Rome, Italy.
  4. ILO (International Labor Organization): Promotes international labor rights and standards from its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
  5. IMF (International Monetary Fund): Fosters economic growth and provides financial assistance with headquarters in Washington, DC, USA.
  6. IMO (International Maritime Organization): Creates shipping regulations, headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
  7. ITU (International Telecommunication Union): Connects the world through information and communication technologies from Geneva, Switzerland.
  8. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization): Focuses on education and cultural preservation, headquartered in Paris, France.
  9. UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization): Promotes industrial development, headquartered in Vienna, Austria.
  10. UNWTO (World Tourism Organization): Promotes responsible and sustainable tourism from its headquarters in Madrid, Spain.
  11. UPU (Universal Postal Union): Facilitates cooperation in the postal sector, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland.
  12. WHO (World Health Organization): Coordinates international health efforts from its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
  13. WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization): Protects intellectual property worldwide from its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
  14. WMO (World Meteorological Organization): Facilitates the exchange of meteorological data and information from Geneva, Switzerland.
  15. WORLD BANK: Focuses on poverty reduction and development with its headquarters in Washington, DC, USA.
  16. UNAIDS: Leads efforts to combat HIV/AIDS globally from its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
  17. UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees): Protects refugees worldwide from its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
  18. UNIDIR (United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research): Promotes disarmament and security with voluntary funding and headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
  19. UN WOMEN: Focuses on gender equality and empowerment, headquartered in New York City, USA.
  20. IOM (International Organization for Migration): Manages migration, offers humanitarian aid, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with UN-related activities.
  21. UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change): Supports global climate action under UN auspices, headquartered in Bonn, Germany.

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