UN agency


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Noun1.UN agency - an agency of the United NationsUN agency - an agency of the United Nations  
administrative body, administrative unit - a unit with administrative responsibilities
UN, United Nations - an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security
UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund - an agency of the United Nations responsible for programs to aid education and the health of children and mothers in developing countries
FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - the United Nations agency concerned with the international organization of food and agriculture
GATT, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade - a United Nations agency created by a multinational treaty to promote trade by the reduction of tariffs and import quotas
IAEA, International Atomic Energy Agency - the United Nations agency concerned with atomic energy
IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, World Bank - a United Nations agency created to assist developing nations by loans guaranteed by member governments
ICAO, International Civil Aviation Organization - the United Nations agency concerned with civil aviation
IDA, International Development Association - an agency of the United Nations affiliated with the World Bank
IFC, International Finance Corporation - a United Nations agency that invests directly in companies and guarantees loans to private investors; affiliated with the World Bank
ILO, International Labor Organization, International Labour Organization - the United Nations agency concerned with the interests of labor
IMO, International Maritime Organization - the United Nations agency concerned with international maritime activities
IMF, International Monetary Fund - a United Nations agency to promote trade by increasing the exchange stability of the major currencies
UNESCO, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization - an agency of the United Nations that promotes education and communication and the arts
DCCP, United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention - an agency of the United Nations that promotes drug control and crime prevention
Centre for International Crime Prevention, United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice - the United Nations office responsible for crime prevention and criminal justice and law reform
WHO, World Health Organization - a United Nations agency to coordinate international health activities and to help governments improve health services
WMO, World Meteorological Organization - the United Nations agency concerned with the international collection of meteorological data
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Al-Maatouq said the United Nations Development Programme, and the UN agency for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees will get each USD 15 million, USD 10 million will go to the International Organization for Migration, USD 5 million to each of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the IICO, Kuwait Red Crescent Society and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
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The commission, he added, spent some $48 million between 2013-14, noting that the UN agency has allocated $24 million for 2015.
The UN Agency announced that the sum of $100 million is urgently needed in the first quarter of 2015 to allow families with minor damage to repair their homes and to provide ongoing rental subsidies, including to the thousands of families who left UNRWA-run collective centers and found alternative rental accommodation.
Ashok Nigam and discussed joint cooperation between the GCC member states and the UN agency.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Gaza cleaning workers in Nuseirat camp who are employed by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees were on strike for the sixth consecutive day on Sunday, the workers said.
The UN agency would give an impartial and factual assessment to its 35-nation board on what the IAEA calls the possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear programme when it has a "good understanding of the whole picture", he said.
Other UN Agencies may decide to piggyback on the contracts established where a separate contract will be issued by relevant UN Agency.
He confirmed that the government had nothing to hide from UN officials and reiterated its readiness to cooperate with any specialised UN agency or human rights organisation wishing to visit it in order to write objective, professional, credible and ambiguity-free reports.
Tanvir Ahmed and Humera Mehboob of Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that US $ 36 million has been disbursed for populations affected by floods and insecurity in Pakistan under the Emergency Response Fund (ERA) which is mechanism of OCHA, a UN agency.
Islamabad, Apr 14 ( ANI ): Over 180,000 people have been displaced by the Pakistan government's security operation to target militants in the Khyber Agency in north-west Pakistan, a UN agency has said.
Summary: GENEVA: It's not just UNESCO: The Palestinians' top envoy in Geneva said Tuesday he believes that joining the UN agency for culture, education and science will "open the door" to joining 16 other UN agencies within weeks.