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Please submit sites relating to autonomous or semi-autonomous organizations under the United Nations system. Please note that committees and commissions are not typically agencies; these should be listed with the organ or organization under which they were created.
Agencies are international instruments that address major issues of economic, social, scientific, and technical cooperation. They frequently provide direct and indirect assistance to public and private sector organizations, conduct research, develop agreements on international standards, monitor implementation of agreements, and promote peaceful relations and sustainable development. Agencies include autonomous and semi-autonomous organizations under the United Nations system. These include funds, programmes, and specialized agencies. Some, like the United Nations Children's Fund, are created by the United Nations, while others, like the World Trade Organization or the Universal Postal Union, are brought into affiliation with the UN after being founded under independent, multilateral agreement. Agencies typically report on their activities to United Nations through the Economic and Social Council and/or the General Assembly. The GA or ECOSOC's oversight authority varies among agencies by their respective instruments of creation.
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is the primary organ of the United Nations charged with encouraging sustainable development, promoting higher standards of living, fostering respect for individual rights, and supporting technical cooperation among states. The Council commissions policy analysis projects, initiates discussions on international social and economic law, counsels with numerous non-governmental organization, and loosely coordinates the work of most autonomous UN agencies.
Education includes links to services, organizations, and Internet-only sites which develop understanding of the United Nations among youth and the general public.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) examines and resolves questions of international law at the behest of the General Assembly, of the Security Council, or of states in legal dispute. International legal scholars are appointed to the ICJ by the General Assembly and the Security Council.
This category lists only sites pertaining to permanent missions operated by countries to the United Nations, whether based at the UN Headquarters in New York City, or in Geneva, Switzerland. Sites for embassies or consulates of a particular country or in a particular country should be submitted to the country of origin and also to the country of location. For example, the United States embassy in London should be submitted to Regional/North_America/United_States/Government/Embassies_and_Consulates/Abroad and also to Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Government/Embassies_and_Consulates/Foreign.
The United Nations organisation was established in 1945 tasked with the principle purposes of maintaining international peace and security; developing friendly relations among nations; cooperating in solving international economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems and in promoting respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; and to operate as a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in attaining these ends. Member states maintain permanent offices of representation, known as missions, to the UN in order to facilitate communication and activity with the organisation. The majority of these are based at the UN Headquarters in New York City, United States of America. A number of states also maintain permanent missions to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland.
An umbrella category for news services, newspapers, books, magazines, e-zines, and journals.
Civic organizations which deal explicitly with the United Nations, such as the Coalition for a Strong United Nations, or liaison offices for non-governmental organizations concerned about UN affairs, such as the Baha'i International Community's United Nations Office.
Please submit sites which are opposed to the United Nations.
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Examples might include a biography about Kofi Annan, or Boutros-Ghali.
Sites or biographies about personalities associated with the United Nations, rather than about the UN itself.
Websites about the United Nations created by individuals without the support of an institution.
Organizations and web sites facilitating disciplined studies of or by the United Nations.
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