The specialized agencies are formed by intergovernmental agreement and brought into special relationships with the United Nations. Specialized agencies typically interface with the United Nations through consultation with the Economic and Social Council.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Seeks to alleviate poverty and hunger by supporting sustainable agricultural development.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Forum for scientific and technical cooperation. Nuclear safety inspectorate.
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Promotes understanding and security through cooperative aviation regulation.
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Combats rural hunger and poverty in developing countries through low-interest loans and direct assistance.
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Technical forum promotes standards to encourage safety and limit pollution on the world's waterways.
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Coordinates global telecommunications networks and services with the help of governments and the private sector.
Universal Postal Union (UPU)
Develops uniform policies and technical cooperation in international parcel delivery.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Coordinates global collection and exchange of weather data for public, private and commercial use.
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