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History

The first international civil servants, as opposed to those serving in the administration of a single state, were those employed: in Universal Postal Union (UPU), established 9 Oct 1874, Bern (Switzerland); by the League of Nations, set up 10 Jan 1920; and by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) formed 28 June 1919. The scope was greatly expanded with the establishment of the United Nations (UN) and its specialized agencies after World War II, and subsequently by bodies such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission. Such civil servants owe their allegiance to the international agency in which they are employed and not to their respective national governments, from whom they are not allowed to take instruction.

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Structure

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

F2043

Last News Received

2009
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