Specialized Agencies of the UN

  • Barry Turner
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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.


International Atomic Energy Agency International Monetary Fund Member Country International Labour Organization International Maritime Organization 
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Further Reading

  1. Phillips, David A., Reforming the World Bank: Twenty Years of Trial – and Error. 2011Google Scholar
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  4. Stone, D. L. and Wright, C., The World Bank and Governance. 2006Google Scholar
  5. Woods, N., The Globalizers: The IMF, the World Bank and Their Borrowers. 2007Google Scholar
  6. Copelovitch, Mark S., The International Monetary Fund in the Global Economy: Banks, Bonds, and Bailouts. 2010CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Dhingra, Vasudha, The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank: Aspects of Convergence and Divergence. 2010Google Scholar
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  9. James, H., International Monetary Cooperation since Bretton Woods. 1996Google Scholar
  10. 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
  11. Woods, N., The Globalizers: The IMF, the World Bank and Their Borrowers. 2007Google Scholar
  12. Fulton, Richard and Buterbaugh, Kevin, The WTO Primer: Tracing Trade’s Visible Hand through Case Studies. 2008Google Scholar
  13. Narlikar, Amrita, Daunton, Martin and Stern, Robert M. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook on the World Trade Organization. 2012Google Scholar

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