Trusteeship Council

In setting up an International Trusteeship System, the Charter established the Trusteeship Council as one of the main organs of the United Nations and assigned to it the task of supervising the administration of Trust Territories placed under the Trusteeship System. Major goals of the System were to promote the advancement of the inhabitants of Trust Territories and their progressive development towards self-government or independence.

ICJ International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal United Nations judicial organ. Established in June 1945 by the UN Charter, the ICJ has dual jurisdiction, settling legal disputes submitted by States (contentious cases) and providing advisory opinions on questions of law (advisory proceedings).

UNRISD United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) was established in 1963 in an effort to identify hindrances to development that are “social” in nature, looking beyond traditional economic explanations.

UNICRI United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute

The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) was established in 1968 in an effort to combat issues of crime prevention and criminal justice among the United Nation, civil society and national governments [1]. UNICRI focuses on three overarching themes of security sector reform, access to justice, and peace building efforts.

UNIDIR United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) was established in 1980 by the General Assembly in an effort to create a holistic understanding of disarmament issues, available to all Member States. The mandate of UNIDIR falls under the management of the Secretary-General's Advisory Board of Disarmament Matters and reports directly to the General Assembly.

UNITAR United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Since its inception in 1965, UNITAR has served as and information and training centre for UN Member States in the fields of environment; peace, security and diplomacy; and governance. Aiming to further develop the capacities of Member States, UNITAR conducts research and training programmes.

IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, was established in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. Seeking to address rural poverty, the conference created IFAD to finance agricultural development projects, primarily for food production, in developing countries.

FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) aims to guarantee that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives through capacity development and awareness raising. Founded in 1945, FAO is governed by the Conference of Member Nations, which meets every two years to review the work carried out by the Organization and approve a Programme of Work and Budget for the next biennium.

IOM International Organization for Migration

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental agency operating on migration issues. It was established in 1951 and works in partnership with the United Nations on a broad range of migration-related issues. IOM is committed to institutionalizing and mainstreaming gender in all areas of its work and to ensuring that gender issues are an integral part of IOM's planning and actions.

IMF International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an UN institution providing policy advice and financing to members in economic difficulties and also works with developing nations to help them achieve macroeconomic stability and reduce poverty.

Established in December 1945, the IMF has a membership of 186 countries. The IMF tracks global economic trends and performance, and purports to ensure stability in the international system.