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According to the Charter of the United Nations specialized agencies are Intergovernmental organizations which are brought into relationship with the United Nations in accordance with the provisions of Article 57 and 63 of the Charter, in order to promote the goals of the United Nations. The purposes and tasks of the specialized agencies, which in their respective fields serve the overall purpose of the UN, namely the maintenance of international peace and security, are broadly spread. Specialized agencies are brought into relationship with the United Nations through agreements which are concluded by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) according to Article 63 of the Charter. The ECOSOC may co-ordinate the activities of the specialized agencies through consultations with and recommendations to them, the General Assembly and to the members of the UN.

Keywords: ECOSOC; international peace; UN Charter; UN membership; United Nations specialized agencies



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