Name of Important Agency and Headquarters 

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Name of Important Agency and Headquarters 

Name of Agency Estd in Headquarters Objective
Universal Postal Union (UPU) 1874 Bern, Switzerland The UPU is a specialised agency of the United Nations that coordinates postal policies among member nations, in addition to the worldwide postal system.
International Labour Organisation (ILO) 1919 Geneva To improve conditions and living standard of workers.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) 1945 Washington DC Promotes international monetary cooperation.
Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) 1945 Rome To improve living conditions of rural population.
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) 1944 Washington DC To provide funds from different sources, offers loans to middle income developing countries.
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) 1946 New York To promote children’s welfare all over the world.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) 1945 Paris To promote collaboration among nations through education, science and culture.
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 1865 Geneva Sets international regulations for radio telegraph, telephone and space radio communications.
International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) 1944 Montreal, Canada It codifies the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth.
World Health Organisation (WHO) 1948 Geneva Attainment of highest possible level of health by all people.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 1957 Vienna To promote peaceful uses of atomic energy.
International Development Association (IDA) 1960 Washington DC An affiliate of the World Bank, aims to help under-developed countries raise living standards.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 1965 New York Helps developing countries increase the wealth producing capabilities of their natural and human resources.
United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) 1972 Nairobi Promotes international cooperation in human environment.
World Trade Organisation (WTO) 1995 Geneva Setting rules for world trade to reduce tariffs.

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