United Nations Office at Geneva


United Nations Office at Geneva

The United Nations Office at Geneva ("UNOG") is the second-biggest of the four major office sites of the United Nations (second to New York). It is located in the Palais des Nations building constructed for the League of Nations between 1929 and 1938 at Geneva in Switzerland, and expanded in the early 1950s and late 1960s.

Besides United Nations administration it also hosts the bureaucracies for a number of specialized agencies such as the International Labour Organization, the World Health Organization and the International Computing Centre.

The United Nations and its Specialized Agencies may have other offices or functions hosted outside the Palais des Nations, normally in office spaces provided by the Swiss Government.

Constituent agencies

Headquartered at Geneva:
* ECE - Economic Commission for Europe
* IBE - International Bureau of Education
* ICC - International Computing Centre
* ILO - International Labour Organization
* ITU - International Telecommunication Union
* ITC - International Trade Centre
* JIU - Joint Inspection Unit
* UNAIDS - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
* OCHA - Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
* UNHCHR - Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
* UNHCR - Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
* UNCC - United Nations Compensation Commission
* UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
* UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization
* UNIDIR - United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
* UNITAR - United Nations Institute for Training and Research
* NGLS - United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service
* UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
* UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
* UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near-East
* UNRISD - United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
* CEB - United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination
* UNV - United Nations Volunteers Programme
* WHO - World Health Organization
* WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization
* WMO - World Meteorological Organization

Presence at Geneva:
* IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency (Headquarters are in Vienna)
* UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Headquarters are in Paris)
* WFP - World Food Programme (headquarters are in Rome)

Directors-General of UNOG

#Pier Pasquale Spinelli, Italy 1957-1968
#Vittorio Winspeare-Guicciardi, Italy 1968-1978
#Luigi Cottafavi, Italy 1978-1983
#Erik Suy, Belgium 1983-1987
#Jan Martenson, Sweden 1987-1992
#Antoine Blanca, France 1992-1993
#Vladimir Petrovsky, Russia 1993-2002
#Sergei Ordzhonikidze, Russia 2002-present

ee also

*United Nations headquarters
*United Nations Office at Vienna
*United Nations Office at Nairobi

External links

* [http://www.unog.ch/ United Nations Office at Geneva]


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