United Nations Resources: The UN & Its Principal Organs

The United Nations & Its Principal Organs

  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
    The FAO has a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and to better the condition of rural populations.
  • Talbot, Ross B.
    Historical Dictionary of the International Food Agencies : FAO, WFP, WFC, IFAD.
    Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1994.
    HD 9000.1 .T34 1994 - Lehman
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
    The IAEA serves as the world's central inter-governmental forum for scientific and technical cooperation in the nuclear field. Publications include:
  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
    The International Labour Organization is the UN specialized agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights. Publications include:
    • International Labour Review.
      Geneva, International Labour Office, 1921-
      Current Periodicals - Business
    • World Employment Report. Annual.
      Geneva : ILO, 1995-
      HD 5701 .W571 - Lehman
    • World Labour Report. Annual.
      Geneva : ILO, 1984-
      HD 4802 .W65 - Business
    • Yearbook of Labour Statistics. Annual.
      Geneva : ILO, 1936-
      HD 4826 .In8 - Business, Lehman (Latest in Reference)
  • International Maritime Organization (IMO)
    The International Maritime Organization is the United Nations' specialized agency responsible for improving maritime safety and preventing pollution from ships.
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    The IMF is an international organization of 183 member countries, established to promote international monetary cooperation, exchange stability, and orderly exchange arrangements; to foster economic growth and high levels of employment; and to provide temporary financial assistance to countries to help ease balance of payments adjustment.
    • Humphreys, Norman K.
      Historical Dictionary of the International Monetary Fund.
      Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press, 1999.
      HG 3881 .I58 H86 1999 - Business Reference
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    The main objective of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication.
      Searchable catalog of UNESCO documents and publications.
      Access to UNESCO full text documents.
    • Spaulding, Seth.
      Historical Dictionary of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
      Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1997.
      AS 4 .U83 S69 1997 - Lehman
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
    UNIDO's vision: To improve the living conditions of people and promote global prosperity through offering tailor-made solutions for the sustainable industrial development of developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
    • International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics. Annual.
      Vienna : UNIDO, 1995-
      HC 10 .I673 - Business
  • The World Bank Group
    The World Bank Group consists of five closely associated institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD or World Bank), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank Group is the world's largest source of development assistance.
    • Salda, Anne C. M.
      Historical Dictionary of the World Bank.
      Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1997.
      HG 3881.5 .W57 S25 1997 - Business Reference
  • World Health Organization
    The objective of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health, as defined in the WHO Constitution, is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Publications include: