United Kingdom

United Kingdom
  The CURRENCY of the country is the Pound Sterling. The corresponding SWIFT code is GBP. The following countries and territories also use the English pound: Guernsey, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Jersey, Channel Islands. The United Kingdom is composed of the following territories:
  British Antarctic Territory
  British Indian Ocean Territory
  British Virgin Island
  Cayman Islands
  Channel Islands
  Falkland Islands and dependencies
  South Georgia
  South Sandwich Islands
  Hong Kong (until 1997)
  Isle of Man
  Pitcairn Islands
  St Helena and dependencies
  Tristan da Cunha
  Turks and Caicos Islands
  The United Nations
  Is based in New York and consists of the following principle bodies:
  General Assembly
  Security Council
  Economic and Social Council Secretariat (ECOSOC)
  Trusteeship Council
  International Court of Justice
  UN Organisations Acronym Head Office
  Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific ESCAP Bangkok
  Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia ESCWA Baghdad
  Economic Commission for Africa ECA Addis Ababa
  Economic Commission for Europe ECE Geneva
  Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean ECLAC Santiago, Chile
  Food and Agriculture Organisation FAO Rome
  General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade GATT Geneva
  International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA Vienna
  International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) IBRD Washington, DC
  International Civil Aviation Organisation ICAO Montreal
  International Development Association IDA Washington, DC
  International Finance Corporation IFC Washington, DC
  International Fund for Agricultural Development IFAD Rome
  International Labour Organisation ILO Geneva
  International Maritime Organisation IMO London
  International Monetary Fund IMF Washington, DC
  International Sea-Bed Authority Kingston, Jamaica
  International Telecommunications Union ITU Geneva
  Multirateral Investment Guarantee Agency MIGA Washington, DC
  Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief Co-ordinator UNDRO Geneva
  United Nations Centre for Human Settlements UNCHS (HABITAT) Nairobi
  United Nations Children's Fund (Formerly the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund) UNICEF New York
  United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD Geneva
  United Nations Development Programme UNDP New York
  United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation UNESCO Paris
  United Nations Environment Programme UNEP Nairobi
  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR Geneva
  United Nations Industrial Development Organisation UNIDO Vienna
  United Nations Observer Missions and Peace-keeping Forces New York
  United Nations Population Fund (Formerly the United Nations Fund for Population Activities) UNFPA New York
  United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East UNRWA Vienna
  Universal Postal Union UPU Berne
  World Food Council WFC Rome
  World Food Programme WFP Rome
  World Health Organisation WHO Geneva
  World Intellectual Property Organisation WIPO Geneva
  World Meteorological Organisation WMO Geneva

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