Due to the importance of Brussels as the European capital, the Brussels-Capital Region also hosts several UN-EU Liaison Agencies:

Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

International Labour Organisation (ILO)

International Organisation of Migration (IOM)

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNSDR)

UN Liaison Office for Peace and Security – DPKO/DPA/DFS Liaison Office (UNLOPS)

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNDCF)

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

United Nations Office in Brussels (UNBRUSSELS)

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA)

United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC)

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNI-CRIS)

World Bank

World Food Programme (WFP)

World Health Organization (WHO)

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)


Beside UN-initiatives in Flanders and UN-EU Liaison Offices in Brussels, there are also Wallonian UN-initiatives.

Association pour les Nations Unies Belgique (APNU)

Global Compact Network Belgium

UNICEF Belgium