Category: United Nations

The United Nations encompasses many arms and agencies focused on a wide range of global issues. You can find them here.
  • Education Clearing House - Nairobi
    • Collection of "Education in Nairobi" specific documents.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    • The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy.
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
    • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, is dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries.
  • International Labour Organization
    • The ILO is a UN agency responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It is the only 'tripartite' United Nations agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes promoting Decent Work for all. In English, Spanish, and French.
  • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    • The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide.
  • The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF)
    • This annual funding competition, usually held in November and December each year, seeks proposals for projects meant to strengthen the voice of civil society in various democratic processes.
  • UN Habitat
    • The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. In English, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese.
  • UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
    • The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council, with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.
  • UNAIDS
    • The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS is the main advocate for global action on the epidemic. It leads, strengthens and supports an expanded response aimed at preventing transmission of HIV, providing care and support, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS, and alleviating the impact of the epidemic.
  • UNFPA: United Nations Population Fund
    • UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies to reduce poverty and ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity.
  • UNICEF Main
    • Excellent resource for educational materials for all ages
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
    • UNCTAD, which is governed by its 194 member States, is the United Nations body responsible for dealing with development issues, particularly international trade – the main driver of development. Its work can be summed up in three words: think, debate, and deliver. Reflection on development is at the heart of UNCTAD’s work. It produces often-innovative analyses that form the basis for recommendations to economic policymakers. The aim is to help them take informed decisions and promote the macroeconomic policies best suited to ending global economic inequalities and to generating people-centred sustainable development. UNCTAD is also a forum where representatives of all countries can freely engage in dialogue and discuss ways to establish a better balance in the global economy.
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Web Site
    • UNDP is the United Nation's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
    • UNESCAP is the regional development arm for the United Nations in the Asian Pacific region. Engages in sub-regional activities in economic and social development.
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
    • Established in 1958, the ECA is one of five regional commissions under the administrative direction of the UN. As the regional arm of the UN in Africa, it is mandated to support the economic and social development of its 53 member states, foster regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development. It reports to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    • UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. Its purpose is to achieve sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty. In English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic, and Russian.
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
    • UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.
  • United Nations Population Information Network
    • The Population Information Network (POPIN) was founded on 9 May 1979, by resolution 1979/33 of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. POPIN strives to make international, regional and national population information, particularly information available from United Nations sources, easily available to the international community.
  • United Nations Web Site
    • The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.
  • Women Watch
    • WomenWatch is a joint UN project to create a core Internet space on global women's issues. It was created to monitor the results of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing in 1995. It was founded in March 1997 by the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW). *Includes copy of Beijing Platform for Action
  • World Bank
    • The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. They provide low-interest loans, interest-free credit and grants to developing countries for education, health, infrastructure, communications and many other purposes.
  • World Food Programme
    • The World Food Programme is part of the United Nations. Its goal is to halve the proportion of hungry people in the world. The Web site has sections to learn more about hunger and how WFP food aid, which reached 96.7 million people in 82 countries in 2005, is leading the fight against the number one risk to global health. In 18 different languages.