UN System in Cambodia

The UN system, also known unofficially as the "UN family", is made up of the UN itself and many affiliated programmes, funds, and specialized agencies, all with their own membership, leadership, and budget.

Programmes and Funds

The programmes and funds are financed through voluntary rather than assessed contributions. The Specialized Agencies are independent international organizations funded by both voluntary and assessed contributions.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Focusing on the challenges of democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment, and HIV/AIDS.

Providing long-term humanitarian and development assistance to children and mothers.

Protecting refugees worldwide and facilitates their return home or resettlement.

World Food Programme (WFP)

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Aiming to eradicate hunger and malnutrition.

Helping Member States fight drugs, crime, and terrorism.

Working to delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

Dealing with development issues, particularly international trade – the main driver of development.

Acting as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment.

Promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment.


United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)



Promoting socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.



UN Specialized Agencies

The UN specialized agencies are autonomous organizations working with the United Nations. All were brought into relationship with the UN through negotiated agreements. Some existed before the First World War. Some were associated with the League of Nations. Others were created almost simultaneously with the UN. Others were created by the UN to meet emerging needs.

World Bank (WB)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Focusing on poverty reduction and the improvement of living standards worldwide by providing low-interest loans, interest-free credit, and grants to developing countries for education, health, infrastructure, and communications, among other things.

Fostering economic growth and employment by providing temporary financial assistance to countries to help ease balance of payments adjustment and technical assistance.

Working for global vaccination campaigns, responding to public health emergencies, defending against pandemic influenza, and leading the way for eradication campaigns against life-threatening diseases.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

International Labor Organization (ILO)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Focusing on everything from teacher training to helping improve education worldwide to protecting important historical and cultural sites around the world.

Promoting international labor rights by formulating international standards on the freedom to associate, collective bargaining, the abolition of forced labor, and equality of opportunity and treatment.

Leading international efforts to fight hunger.


International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)


Working with poor rural populations in developing countries to eliminate poverty, hunger and malnutrition; raise their productivity and incomes; and improve the quality of their lives.

Promoting industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.


Other Entities

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Assisting economies development by supplementing existing sources of capital assistance by means of grants and loans.

Supporting the successful implementation of partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects.

Contributing to peace and development by volunteerism.

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT)

Promoting and protecting human rights for all.

Leading and inspiring the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

Providing technical assistance to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).

Related Organizations

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

IInternational Organization for Migration (IOM)


Working with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technologies.

Working to help ensure orderly and humane management of migration