Specialized Agencies of the UN

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The intergovernmental agencies related to the UN by special agreements are separate autonomous organizations which work with the UN and each other through the co-ordinating machinery of the Economic and Social Council. Of these, 19 are ‘Specialized Agencies’ within the terms of the UN Charter, and report annually to ECOSOC.

Further Reading

  1. Miller-Adams, M., The World Bank: New Agendas in a Changing World. 1999CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Stone, D. L. and Wright, C., The World Bank and Governance. 2006Google Scholar
  3. Woods, N., The Globalizers: The IMF, the World Bank and Their Borrowers. 2007Google Scholar
  4. Humphreys, N. K., Historical Dictionary of the International Monetary Fund. 1994Google Scholar
  5. James, H., International Monetary Cooperation since Bretton Woods. 1996Google Scholar
  6. Samans, Richard, Uzan, Marc and Lopez-Claros, Augusto, The International Monetary System, the IMF, and the G-20: A Great Transformation in the Making? 2007Google Scholar

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