Did you know?One in three children in developing countries (193 million in total) reaches primary school age having had their brain development and education prospects impaired by malnutrition. More
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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
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 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
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
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 United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development.... 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