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How did the special agencies of the United Nations help to provide a better quality of life for the people of the world? You may refer to the following agencies: ILO, FAO, UNESCO, IMF, WHO.

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Assignment 2, Question 1 How did the special agencies of the United Nations help to provide a better quality of life for the people of the world? You may refer to the following agencies: ILO, FAO, UNESCO, IMF, WHO. The UN set up many different agencies, some very similar to those set up by the League. These agencies had the same aims of providing peace throughout the world and attempting to deal with issues such as poverty and hunger, which are the consequences of war. The Un set up the ILO, which tries to protect workers all over the world and it also teaches people skills to enable them to support themselves. It has produced agreements on such matters as the proper inspection of labour conditions in agriculture, paid holidays, minimum wages, youth employment and training schemes for industrial development. ...read more.


Another agency was the UNESCO, which deals with education and attempts to bring the peoples of the world into a closer understanding of one another. It aims to establish a minimum world standard of education including knowledge about agriculture, handcrafts, health, citizenship and world affairs as well as the basic skills of reading, writing and numbers. Through exchange scholarships, international conferences and the exchange of cultural collections, it works to foster international understanding. Another agency was the IMF and the World Bank, which act as bankers to poorer countries. However, even though the IMF does help, some countries still owe this agency huge amounts of money because the agency lends Third World countries money which are already in debt. Therefore Third World debt is still a huge problem today. Another agency was the WHO, which trains people in fighting disease. ...read more.


In conclusion I can say that the agencies have certainly contributed to helping provide a better quality of life for the peoples of the world. For example they have improved working conditions. However, like many of the agencies they have not provided better quality of life for all the peoples of the world and in some cases it's mainly the more economically developed countries that have a better quality of life. It is many of the Third World countries whose quality of life has not improved. So in my opinion the agencies have not improved the quality of life for the peoples of the world. However, as they are still in progress they will have the chance to do this but they have a lot of work to do if they want to achieve this. ...read more.

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