UN System

UN Conference on Disarmament

UN Conference on Disarmament (CD) is not a formal United Nations (UN) organization. It is linked to UN through personal representative of UN Secretary-General. It is multilateral forum established in 1979 by international community to negotiate multilateral arms control and disarmament agreements. It is headquartered in Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. The conference has 65 …

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United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

UNWTO is United Nations agency responsible for promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. It is leading international organization in field of tourism. It promotes tourism as driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability. It offers leadership and support to sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide.   It is headquartered …

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The UNHCR, also known as the UN Refugee Agency, is a UN programme mandated to protect and support refugees at the request of a government or the UN itself and assists in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country. Its headquarters is located in Geneva, Switzerland, and it is a member of the United Nations Development Group. The UNHCR has won two Nobel …

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International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

ITU is the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs). Members: 193 countries + 800 private-sector entities and academic institutions. HQ: Geneva, Switzerland. ITU is responsible for allocating global radio spectrum and satellite orbits. It also develops the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies to seamlessly interconnect. It also strives to improve access to ICTs …

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United Nations TIR (Transports Internationaux Routiers) Convention

Also called Customs Convention on International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets, 1975 (TIR Convention) It is an international customs transit system under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) with the widest geographical coverage. It is more than a transport convention. At present, there are 70 parties to the convention including the …

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International Labor Organization (ILO)

Established in 1919 It is a UN agency HQ : Geneva, Switzerland It deals with labor issues, particularly international labor standards, social protection, and work opportunities for all India is a founder member of ILO The ILO registers complaints against entities that are violating international rules; however, it does not impose sanctions on governments The ILO has 187 member states: …

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