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United Nations Publications: Organizational Overview

UN Organizational Structure

Official Websites

The United Nations is a large, complex organization with many branches. Below is an organizational breakdown with direct links to corresponding official websites. Note: For an alphabetical index of the UN System of Organizations, use the UN System of Organizations.

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UN Structure and Organization

UN Member States on the Record


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The Principal UN Organs: 

General Assembly:
***First Committee (disarmament and international security)
***Second Committee (economic and financial)
***Third Committee (social, humanitarian and cultural)
***Fourth Committee (special political and decolonization)
***Fifth Committee (administrative and budgetary)
***Sixth Committee (legal)
Security Council:
***Trusteeship Council 
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOCO)
International Court of Justice (ICJ) The Hague.

Subsidiary UN Bodies:

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) New York.
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) New York.


Specialized Agencies:
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Washington. 
World Bank Group Washington.
World Trade Organization (WTO) Geneva.
Regional Commissions:

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Addis Ababa.


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