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Handbook of International Social WorkHuman Rights, Development, and the Global Profession$
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Lynne M. Healy and Rosemary J. Link

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195333619

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.001.0001

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The United Nations Agencies

The United Nations Agencies

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(p.305) 47 The United Nations Agencies
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Handbook of International Social Work
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Stuart Wilson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0047

The United Nations is perhaps best known for its efforts to resolve conflicts around the world, but the majority of its resources are spent meeting the pledge of its charter “to promote higher standards of living, full employment, and conditions of economic and social progress and development.” Organizations such as the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are synonymous with social development. The Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) leads the global effort to uphold human rights. This chapter describes how these and other UN organizations interact with the member states of the United Nations to set social and human rights policy. It also emphasizes the direct efforts of UN organizations in improving the lives of human beings.

Keywords:   UNICEF, United Nations Development Programme, social development, OHCHR, social rights, human rights

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