Did you know?In an age of increasing globalisation, when more and more people are on the move, refugees are not unique because they are away from home. What sets them apart is that they cannot return there. More
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Established in 1951, IOM is the world's largest agency dealing with migration. With 146 member states, a further 13 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.
IOM works to
* help ensure the... More
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that... More
OHCHR leads global efforts to promote and protect all human rights for all people.
Human rights are key to developing sustainable societies because only when people are protected by state law and free to exercise their rights can destructive cycles of poverty, discrimination and indignity come to... More
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region. With a membership of 62 Governments, 58 of which are in the region, and a geographical scope that stretches from Turkey in the west... More
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a UN specialized agency, tasked to coordinate observations on the state of the global weather and climate systems and support the communication of data on weather and climate variability and change. We focus on delivering this information to... More
OCHA’s mission is to mobilise and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to:
* alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies
* advocate for the rights of people in need
* promote preparedness and prevention
The UNISDR aims at building disaster resilient communities by promoting increased awareness of the importance of disaster reduction as an integral component of sustainable development, with the goal of reducing human, social, economic and environmental losses due to natural hazards and related... More
WSSCC’s mission is to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people. WSSCC developed and continues to promote the global WASH campaign (water, sanitation and hygiene).
There are 2.6 billion people without safe sanitation and the 884 million people... More
The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary agent driving... More
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development.... More