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UN Funds, Programmes & Other Entities

UN Chief Executives Board Meeting 2016; UN Photo 675002

In general, the funds and programmes are established by a resolution of the UN General Assembly and have a focused mandate. They are funded either mainly or entirely through voluntary contributions and have a governing body that reviews their activities. Coordination is facilitated through ECOSOC and the Chief Executives Board (CEB). 

UN Member States are elected to the governing bodies. The UN Secretary-General usually appoints the heads of the Funds, Programmes and other Entities.

Funds and Programmes

Other Entities