UN Specialized Agencies
by Alliya Dulaney
The UN system, also known unofficially as the “UN family,” is made up of the UN itself and a series of Programs, Funds and Specialized Agencies, all with their own leadership and budget.
Specialized agencies as stated by the UN website are “international organizations that coordinate their work with the United Nations through negotiated agreements.” All current 15 specialized agencies are associated with the UN but are legally independent. This independence means agencies have separate members, rules and budgets. These agencies include: