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Organs and Agencies of the United Nations Authorized to Request Advisory Opinions

In accordance with the Article 96.1 of the Charter of the United Nations "the General Assembly or the Security Council may request the International Court of Justice to give an advisory opinion on any legal question".

Article 96.2 of the Charter provides that "other organs of the United Nations and specialized agencies, which may at any time be so authorized by the General Assembly, may also request advisory opinions of the Court on legal questions arising within the scope of their activities".

    UN Organs
  • General Assembly
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  • Security Council
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  • Economic and Social Council
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  • Trusteeship Council
  • Interim Committee of the General Assembly

    Specialized Agencies
  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
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  • World Health Organization (WHO)
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  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • International Development Association (IDA)
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
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  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
  • International Maritime Organization (IMO)
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  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

    Related Organization(s)
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)