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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
Established in 1951, IOM is the world's largest agency dealing with migration. With 146 member states, a further 13 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
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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
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
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 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 World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations and the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how. UNWTO plays a central and decisive role in... More