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The United Nations Agencies in Trinidad and Tobago


On the heels of Trinidad and Tobago’s independence, the United Nations has been supporting the people and government of the twin island through programmes and initiatives that are geared towards improving on the country’s human rights and ensuring that, through the Sustainable Development Goals, no one is left behind.

Currently there are eighteen (18) UN agencies serving Trinidad and Tobago:

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child in 190 countries and territories, with a special focus on reaching those in greatest need.
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UNLIREC was created to support the implementation of peace and disarmament measures and promotion of economic and social development.
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UNIC serves as the information source for updates on the UN in the Caribbean.
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FAO supports the Caribbean in achieving zero hunger, disaster risk management and the necessary adaptation and mitigation of climate change.
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The ILO focuses on promoting decent work for all through technical guidance and cooperation.
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UNHCR is dedicated to protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.
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UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
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UNFPA promotes sexual and reproductive health rights among other duties
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PAHO-WHO provides technical cooperation in a range of specialized health fields.
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UNDP helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
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UN Environment established the Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP) in 1981 as one of its Regional Seas Programmes in recognition of the importance and value of the Wider Caribbean Region’s vulnerable coastal and marine ecosystems.
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ECLAC\'s main purpose is to contribute to the economic development of Latin America, coordinating actions directed towards this end, and reinforcing economic ties among countries and with other nations of the world.
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UNESCO seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture.
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IOM is the principal intergovernmental organization in the field of migration. As \"The Migration Agency\" IOM has become the point of reference in the heated global debate on the social, economic and political implications of migration.
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UNAIDS provides the strategic direction, advocacy, coordination and technical support needed to catalyse and connect leadership from governments, the private sector and communities to deliver life-saving HIV services.
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The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping.
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The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) develops and maintains a professional safety and security workforce.
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The World Food Programme (WFP) delivers food assistance in emergencies and works with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.
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