“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
The Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) was originally established in 1946 and receives its mandate from the General Assemb
The Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) was established in July 1994 as an operationally independent office
On July 2, 2010 the General Assembly voted unanimously to create a dynamic new entity called UN Entity for Gender Equ
Established by the UN General Assembly in 1965 with Resolution 2029, the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) aims
UNCDF’s mandate from the UN General Assembly (1966) is to “assist developing countries in the development of their ec
The UNV contributes to peace and sustainable human development through volunteerism worldwide.
Established in 1950 by the UN General Assembly, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) leads and c
Created in 1946, in the context of World War II, UNICEF now operates in 191 countries to "to overcome the obstacles t
In 1972, the United Nations General Assembly resolution 2997 created and designated the UNEP as the UN authority on e
Established in 1964, UNCTAD shapes policy debates and thinking on development by serving as a forum for intergovernme
UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime.
Established in 1978 and mandated by General Assembly Resolution, A/56/206, the United Nations Human Settlements Progr
Established by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 1973, the UNFPA promotes development and po
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) provides assistance, prote
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provides and ensures food security in emergency and post-emergency situ
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) contributes to the building of peace, t
The ILO is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations
The World Bank Group’s (World Bank) mission is to eliminate poverty and assist people by providing resources, sharing
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an UN institution providing policy advice and financing to members in econom
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental agency operating on migration is
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) aims to guarantee that people have regular access t
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, was establish
Since its inception in 1965, UNITAR has served as and information and training centre for UN Member States in the fie
The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) was established in 1980 by the General Assembly in an
The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) was established in 1968 in an effort t
The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) was established in 1963 in an effort to identif
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal United Nations judicial organ.
In setting up an International Trusteeship System, the Charter established the Trusteeship Council as one of the main