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Department (6.1)


Organization Terminology and Organization Types (Part #10)


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Departments of an organization do not, by definition, constitute autonomous organizations in the sense of interest here, although some bodies of this type may acquire special significance as international actors.

  • Specialized Section on Fruit and Vegetables of the Committee of Agricultural Organizations of the EEC (B3267)

A section of a large organization may, however, participate in interdepartmental bodies involving several agencies.

  • United Nations Inter-Agency Working Group on Indexing and Documentation

Such bodies are however difficult to distinguish from those of the following section.