United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - http://www.unep.org/
Promotes environmental understanding, and increases public knowledge about environmental factors and problems of future generations.
Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - http://www.unhcr.ch/
Online source for refugee-related information, including country profiles, news, maps, publications, teachers modules, Witness multimedia documentaries and the RefWorld research databases.
Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) - http://www.unaids.org/
Inter-agency project providing information and support services in the fight against acquired immuno-deficiency syndrome.
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - http://www.unicef.org/
Works for the survival, development and protection of children, guided in its programmes by the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (UNHCHR) - http://www.unhchr.ch/
Oversees major programs in protecting human rights and implementing international rights agreements.
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) - http://www.unfpa.org/
Information about programme and activities. Also status of the world population.
International Trade Centre (ITC) - http://www.intracen.org/
Inter-agency focal point for technical cooperation on trade promotion.
World Food Programme (WFP) - http://www.wfp.org/
UN food aid organization.
Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) - http://www.unctad.org/
Seeks to maximize the trade, investment and development opportunities of developing countries while helping them face the challenges of globalization on an equitable basis.
Global Environment Facility - http://www.gefweb.org/
Interagency project coordinating technical assistance and funding for programs on biodiversity, climate change, water, and the ozone.
United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT - http://www.unhabitat.org/
Promotes socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention - http://www.undcp.org/
Coordinates the UN's fight against the illicit use of drugs. Contents include events, technical documents, political declarations, statistics, and analysis.
International Computing Centre (UNICC) - http://www.unicc.org/
A cooperative providing computing and communication services to UN agencies on a cost recovery basis.
International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) - http://www.un.org/icty/
Criminal court prosecuting violations of humanitarian law in the former Yugoslavia. Established by the Security Council.
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) - http://www.ictr.org/
Prosecuting persons responsible for genocide and other violations of international humanitarian law committed in Rwanda. Established by the Security Council.
UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre - http://www.unicef-icdc.org/
An international knowledge base about the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in both developing and industrialized countries.
United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP) - http://www.un.org/unfip/
Promotes partnerships between the UN and the private sector. Requires Flash.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - http://www.unfccc.int/
Reports, research, and information from UNFCCC.
United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS) - http://www.unops.org/
Provides technical and administrative support to other UN programs on a per-project basis.
United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research - http://www.unidir.org
The UNIDR is an intergovernmental organization, conducting research on disarmament, security and development.
UNCTAD/UNDP Global Programme on Globalization, Liberalization and Sustainable Human Development - http://www.unctad-undp.org/
UN project which seeks sustainable development and economic integration of developing countries. Includes comprehensive list of institutions working in sustainable human development.
International Environmental Technology Centre - http://www.unep.or.jp/
Information and resources for IETC, promoting the application of Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs) to address urban environmental problems and the management of freshwater to developing countries.
UNPAN - http://www.unpan.org/
United Nations Online Network in Public Administration and Finance.
UNDP JPO Programme - http://www.jposc.org
Junior Professional Officer Programme provides young professionals pursuing a career in development with hands-on experience in multi-lateral technical co-operation.
UNITAR Debt and Financial Management - http://www.unitar.org/dfm
Online and on-site training and capacity building programs in legal aspects of debt, financial management and negotiation.
United Nations Millennium Project - http://www.unmillenniumproject.org/
Implementing the United Nations Millennium Development Goals: reducing poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and discrimination against women.
CIVPOL International Civilian Police - http://www.civpol.org/
Unofficial site providing updates and information about the United Nations civilian police, as well as message boards, classifieds, and other resources for participants.
United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP) - http://www.undcp.org/undcp.html
Programme regarding the increasing problem of drug trafficking. Provides maps and news on recent drug crises, as well as informative suggestions.
UNDP's Governance for Livelihoods & Development in the Pacific - http://www.undp.org.fj/gold/
The GOLD programme works to strengthen governance systems in Pacific Island Countries by encouraging transparency, accountability and participation in decision-making.
Global Environment Facility - http://gef.un.minsk.by/index.html
Belarus division of GEF, operating under the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
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