- Diplomatic relations — NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) — Governments
This chapter explores a wide collection of bodies falling within reach of the United Nations and its six organs—all of which come loosely under the headings Specialized Agencies, Funds and Programmes, Other Entities, and Related Organizations. The UN specialized agencies are not part of the United Nations, though they all have ‘relationship agreements’ with the UN and are regarded as part of the ‘UN family’. They are independent international organizations funded by both voluntary and assessed contributions. Funds and Programmes are usually set up by decisions of the General Assembly or the Economic and Social Council, or both. They are funded by voluntary contributions and have their own elected Executive Boards which report to the organ which created them. They also have no separate international legal personality.
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