UN, multilateral institutions and organizations in other sectors with implications for global health
It is sometimes difficult to draw the line between Geneva based institutions in the health sector, institutions in other sectors that have strong implications for global health and finally other institutions with only marginal links to global health. Here our first selection.
“The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) represents the world’s commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. We have a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights.”
“Established in 1964, UNCTAD promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy. UNCTAD has progressively evolved into an authoritative knowledge-based institution whose work aims to help shape current policy debates and thinking on development, with a particular focus on ensuring that domestic policies and international action are mutually supportive in bringing about sustainable development.”
“For over 65 years, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been protecting the rights and well-being of refugees all over the world. We work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.”
“A key member of the United Nations family, we facilitate the Organization’s work in the promotion of peace, development and human rights. UNOG forms part of an active United Nations family in Geneva and our website serves as a gateway also to the wider system based here. You can link to other United Nations entities and through our calendar you can learn more about the varied activities of the whole family, working together for peace, prosperity and dignity for all. “
“WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. We are a self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 189 member states.”
“The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.”