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Established in 1951, IOM is the world's largest agency dealing with migration. With 151 member states, a further 12 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.
IOM works to
* help ensure the... More
Since its establishment in 1997, UNMAS has ensured the coordination of UN mine action efforts. Located in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, UNMAS works in peace operations, special political missions, humanitarian missions and assists governments when requested.
UNMAS leads and... More
UNIDO is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition. We believe that competitive, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable industry has a crucial role to play in driving economic growth, wealth creation and the... More
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UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that... More
OHCHR leads global efforts to promote and protect all human rights for all people.
Human rights are key to developing sustainable societies because only when people are protected by state law and free to exercise their rights can destructive cycles of poverty, discrimination and indignity come to... More
The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities... More
Our mission is to provide a global framework to support the development and implementation of national and regional policies, programmes and measures to prevent, control and reverse desertification / land degradation and mitigate the effects of drought through scientific and technological... More
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region. With a membership of 62 Governments, 58 of which are in the region, and a geographical scope that stretches from Turkey in the west... More
The threats to peace and security we face in this globalized world are interconnected, so the action we take in response must also be unified.
Established in 1968, the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) is a fully-fledged United Nations entity. UNICRI... More