United Nations and its Important Agencies

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United Nations and Its member-countries

UNO :- United Nations Organisations is the world’s largest international organisation and a successor of league of nations. (league of Nations was formed after the first world war , but it failed).

  • The Charter of the UN was signed at san Francisco on june 26, 1945 , at a meeting of the representatives of 50 states.
  • The name United nations was given at the insistence of US President Roosevelt.
  • Formally came into existence on October 24, 1945.
  • First regular session was held in London in January, 1946 and Trygve Lie (Norway) was elected the first Secretary General.

Headquarters :- its headquarter located at New York, US.

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Flag :- White UN emblem (2 bent olive branches open at top, and in between them is the map of the world) on a light blue background. It was adopted on October 20, 1947.

Official Languages:- the official language of UN are English, French, Chinese, Russian, Arabic and Spanish while working language are English and French only.

Organs of United Nations

there are six principal bodies on the United Nations (UN) :-

  1. General Assembly
  2. Security Council
  3. Economic and social Council
  4. International Court of Justice
  5. Trusteeship Council
  6. Secretariat

Permanent Members:- China, France, Russia, UK and USA are the permanent member of Security Council
The non permanent members are elected by the General Assembly for 2 year from among the member states
International Court of Justice consists of   15 judges

Secretary General Of the United Nations:-
The first Secretary General of the United Nations was Trygve Lie of Norway. At present António Guterres is the new secretary General of the UN.

Some Important UN Agencies

AgencyHead quarters         Purpose
1International Labour
Organisation (ILO)
GenevaTo improve condition and living
Standard of workers.
2World Helth
Organistaion (WHO)
GenevaAttainment of heighest possible
Level of helth by all people.
3World Trade
Organisation
(WTO)              
GenevaSetting rules for world trade to
reduce tariffs
4International Atomic        Energy
Agency (IAEA)
ViennaTo promote peaceful uses of
atomic energy

5United Nations International
Children’s (UNICEF)
New YorkTo promote children’s welfare all
over the world
6United Nations Devlopment
Programme (UNDP)
New YorkHelp Developing countries increase
the wealth producing capabilities of
their natural and human resources
7United Nations Educational
Scientific and Cultural
Organisation (UNESCO)
ParisTo Promote Collaboration among
nationsthrough eduacation, science
and culture
8International Monetary
Fund (IMF)
Washington DC              Promotes inernational monetary
Cooperation
9International Finance
Corporation (IFC)
Washington DCPromote economic devlopment by
encouraging private enterprise in
its member countries
10International Bank for
Reconstruction and
Devlopment (IBRD)
Washington DCDevlopment of economies of members
by facilitating investment of capitals
by providing loans
11   Food and Agriculture
Organisation (FAO)
RomeTo improve living Condition of rural
Population

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