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The Un System

The UN system does not consist only of a single organization based in New York City made up of the sometimes headline-grabbing organs discussed above. The UN system also includes a number of specialized agencies that are intergovernmental organizations in their own right, having separate councils and assemblies as well as secretariats and budgets and headquarters around the globe. Many of these agencies predate the UN Charter or came about in the immediate post-World War II era. These agencies deal with matters of common concern—for example, diseases, financial crises, the safety of civil aviation and merchant shipping, international postal services, and international telecommunications. Many are well known—for example, the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organization, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Maritime Organization, the...

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