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World-Cultures United Nations Agencies: UNESCO

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
United Nations organ facilitating international cooperation on standards-making and problem-solving in economic and social issues. Information on the organ's bureaucracy, membership, news highlights, ambassadorial statements, and official decisions.

Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations: Economic and Social Council
Documents on the relationship between an association of independent organizations and the Economic and Social Council.

Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)
Monitors and reports on national and international implementation of the 1992 Earth Summit agreements.

Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW)
Prepares recommendations and reports on urgent problems and general issues of women's rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields.

Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR)
Drafts international human rights treaties, investigates rights violations, and advises states on implementation of rights agreements.

Commission for Social Development
Monitors implementation of agreements produced at the 1995 Social Summit in Copenhagen.

Statistical Commission (STATCOM)
Coordinates statistical work within the UN System and promotes development of national statistics.

Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Latin America and the Caribbean
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Economic Commission for Europe (ECE). A forum at which the countries of North America, western, central and eastern Europe and central Asia come together to forge the tools of their economic cooperation

Western Asia
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ECSWA)

International Court of Justice (ICJ)
Seeks to resolve matters of international law disputed by state governments. General information, World Court decisions, and other resources.

Statute of the International Court of Justice
An annex to the Charter of the United Nations which outlines the organization, competence, and procedures of the court.

Arguments for Taiwan's membership of the United Nations from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York.

United Nations, Organ for World Democracy?
Critical appraisal of the UN. Evaluates the role of the Secuity Council and examines options for democratizing the UN. Also looks at ways to prevent coercion and super-power pressure on small nations.

UN Watch
A research site presenting both pro and con views of the United States' participation in the United Nations.

Voting records for the member states of the United Nations.

United Nations Member States
Including official list of Permanent Missions, their homepages and e-mail addresses.

International Storytelling Workshops for Teachers
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