United Nations and Other Organizations



The purpose of this database is to provide information on the Development Assistance programmes and projects of the UN System in India. With 18 UN agencies, the UN system in India is one the largest country presence in the world. The agencies represented include APCTT, FAO, ILO, UNAIDS, UNOPS, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNIC, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNIFEM, UNODC, UNV, WFP and WHO. This database details their activities across a range of sectors and geographic locations. Please note this information is being constantly updated and content is the responsibility of UN agencies themselves.

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FAO- Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
For a world Without hunger – Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information

IFC – International Finance Group
IFC is a member of the World Bank Group.

ILO – International Labor Organization, New Delhi
The SRO-New Delhi, in close collaboration with the Country Offices/Liaison Office in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Republic of Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, is responsible for programme, planning and implementation of ILO activities in these countries besides being directly responsible for ILO activities in India and Islamic Republic of Iran. In the case of Pakistan, SRO-New Delhi provides only technical assistance. Activities in Bhutan, a non-member country in the sub-region, are carried out as and when requested.

IMF – International Monetary Fund
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 186 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

UNODC, India – United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs, international crime and terrorism. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (formerly the Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention) was set up in 1997, combining the United Nations Centre for International Crime Prevention and the United Nations International Drug Control Programme. It was established by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to enable the Organization to focus and enhance its capacity to address the interrelated issues of drug control, crime prevention and international terrorism in all its forms.

UNDP, India – United Nations Development Programme
UNDP is committed to help India achieve the global Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as the national objectives articulated in consecutive Five-Year Plans. The goal of the organization is to help improve the lives of the poorest women and men, the marginalized and the disadvantaged in India. UNDP works in the following areas: Democratic Governance, Poverty Reduction, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Environment and Energy, and HIV and Development.

The global mission of UNAIDS is to lead, strengthen and support an expanded response to the epidemic that aims at preventing transmission of HIV, providing care and support, reducing vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS, and alleviating the impact of the epidemic. The mandate of UNAIDS in India is carried out through the Joint UN Team on AIDS and the Theme Group on HIV/AIDS, with representatives from each cosponsor

UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund
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 every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.

UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide.

UNIC – United Nations Information Center, New Delhi
The United Nations Information Centre in New Delhi covers India and Bhutan and was the first United Nations office to be established in independent India in 1947. Its activities reflect a broad spectrum

UNICEF, India – United Nations Children’s Fund
UNICEF has been working in India since 1949. The largest UN organisation in the country, UNICEF is fully committed to working with the Government of India to ensure that each child born in this vast and complex country gets the best start in life, thrives and develops to his or her full potential.

UNIDO, India – United Nations Industrial Development Corporation
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Its mandate is to promote and accelerate sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition, and work towards improving living conditions in the world’s poorest countries by drawing on its combined global resources and expertise.

UNV, India – United Nations Volunteers
United Nations Volunteers (UNV) is the nodal UN agency that contributes to peace and development worldwide through volunteerism. UNV believes in ‘Volunteerism for Development’.

UNIFEM – United Nations Development Fun for Women
UNIFEM provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality. Placing women’s security and human rights at the centre of its efforts, its programme strategy is designed and guided by an empowerment framework.

WFP – United Nations World Food Programme
Fighting hunger world wide.

WHO, India – World Health Organization
WHO is the United Nations’ specialized agency for Health. It is an inter-governmental organization and works in collaboration with its member states usually through the Ministries of Health. WHO’s objective is the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health.

WB, India – World Bank
It provides a roadmap to accelerate growth and foster human development and informs the development of country specific strategies.

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