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Last Updated: Friday December 28 2001 15:56 GMT

What does it do?

Angelina Jolie working for the UNHCR

The UN works for world peace and development in many different ways.

It organises peace-keeping forces in trouble spots around the world.

It is also linked with organisations which help people around the world. These include:

  • UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
  • UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)
  • UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation)
  • FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation)
  • WHO (World Health Organisation)