Did you know?In an age of increasing globalisation, when more and more people are on the move, refugees are not unique because they are away from home. What sets them apart is that they cannot return there. More
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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a UN specialized agency, tasked to coordinate observations on the state of the global weather and climate systems and support the communication of data on weather and climate variability and change. We focus on delivering this information to... More
OCHA’s mission is to mobilise and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to:
* alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies
* advocate for the rights of people in need
* promote preparedness and prevention
The UNISDR aims at building disaster resilient communities by promoting increased awareness of the importance of disaster reduction as an integral component of sustainable development, with the goal of reducing human, social, economic and environmental losses due to natural hazards and related... More
WSSCC’s mission is to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people. WSSCC developed and continues to promote the global WASH campaign (water, sanitation and hygiene).
There are 2.6 billion people without safe sanitation and the 884 million people... More
The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary agent driving... More
The Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) was created in 1947 by ECOSOC. Its major aim is to promote pan-European economic integration. To do so, UNECE brings together 56 countries located in Europe, Central Asia and North America to work together on economic and sectoral issues.
The Commission... More
The mission of the Department of Public Information (DPI), established by General Assembly resolution 13 (I) of 13 February 1946, is to help fulfill the substantive purposes of the United Nations by strategically communicating the activities and concerns of the Organization to achieve the... More
Founded in 1965, UNITAR is the leading UN Institute offering cutting-edge training on global and strategic challenges. As an autonomous body within the UN system, UNITAR is led by an Executive Director, governed by a Board of Trustees and is supported by voluntary contributions from governments,... More
Maritime transport is essential to the world’s economy as over 90% of the world’s trade is carried by sea and it is, by far, the most cost-effective way to move en masse goods and raw materials around the world.
Maritime activity has a key role to play in the alleviation of extreme poverty and... More