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CEBs: UN System Procurement Statistics 15.06.2016

This section presents statistics produced by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), on behalf of the United Nations system of organizations to provide detailed information covering the spectrum of United Nations procurement activities. Procurement is defined as the acquisition through purchase or lease of real property, goods or other products (including intellectual property), works or services.

HRN: UN System Human Resources Statistics 15.06.2016

Every year the CEB Secretariat collects HR data from member organizations and publishes statistics. Reports detail staff demographics such as staff grade, nationality, location, gender and age. Staff with appointments for a period of less than one year are excluded from published data. Reports also exclude information on National Professional Officers, which is provided separately.

CEBs: United Nations Information Centres (UNIC) 09.04.2013
CEB: Regional level 23.02.2017

Guided by regional and subregional priorities and challenges, and within the framework of the Regional Coordination Mechanism convened by the UN Regional Commissions, consultations are being held to decide on selected focus areas for collaborative and coherent UN support to climate-related actions at the regional and subregional levels.

CEB: Global level 23.02.2017

UNFCCC provides the central global forum for normative work on climate change. The mandates it issues, together with relevant mandates issued by other intergovernmental bodies across the UN system, set the goals and standards towards which multilateral action on climate change aims.

HLCP: Capacity building 23.02.2017

Handbooks and training on conducting Technology Needs Assessment for climate change, preparing technology transfer projects for financing, and conducting technology transfer negotiations

CEB: Technology needs and needs assessments 23.02.2017

Support to countries in preparation of their Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) reports; development of energy indicators for a sustainable development methodology that facilitates identifying options and potential for technology transfer in the energy sector;

CEB: Assistance with national planning and capacity building 23.02.2017

Development of a strategic framework for action on forests and climate change through the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) to assist countries in using forests...

CEB: Data collection, information sharing and capacity building 23.02.2017

Development of the Forest Resources Assessment (FRA), a comprehensive data collection on the state of the world"s forests scheduled for release in 2010.

HLCP: Support to leverage finance for energy efficiency and renewable energy 23.02.2017

Mobilizing funds for greater energy access and security, energy efficiency and clean energy development projects in over 100 countries.

CEB: Capacity Building in Technology Transfer 23.02.2017

Supporting education, training, information exchange, best practices and national strategy initiatives related to the development and applications of renewable energy adapted to local needs and facilitating access to state-of-the-art technologies.

CEB: Box 2.27: Working for the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action 23.02.2017

Following the Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries in Brussels (May 2001), CEB expressed the system’s commitment to make an effective, concerted contribution to the implementation and monitoring of the Conference’s outcome.

CEB: Box 2.12: Inter-agency collaboration on gender equality and empowerment of women 23.02.2017

The Inter-agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) is a system-wide network of Gender Focal Points which promotes gender equality and empowerment of women throughout the system.

CEB: Box 2.5: The Copenhagen commitments to eradicate poverty 23.02.2017

The Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action adopted at the 1995 World Summit for Social Development emphasized the eradication of poverty as an ethical, social, political and economic imperative.

CEB: Box 2.4: Tracking progress on the MDGs 23.02.2017

Monitoring progress towards the MDGs at the global level requires the collaboration of international agencies and close consultation with national experts and statisticians.

CEB: Box 2.3: United Nations Development Group: Coordinating UN country-level support for the Millennium Declaration 23.02.2017

The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) is one of four Executive Committees established by the Secretary-General in the main areas of UN work, with the others focusing on peace and security, humanitarian affairs and economic and social affairs.

CEB: Box 2.2: The “Three Ones” 23.02.2017

The wide international agreement reached around three core principles to improve coordination of national responses to HIV/AIDS, known as the “Three Ones,” exemplifies a successful effort towards harmonization of donor policies, in the spirit of the Rome Declaration on Harmonization, the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the Monterrey Consensus.

CEB: Box 2.1: The Follow-up to Monterrey 23.02.2017

The Monterrey Consensus established a sustained intergovernmental follow-up process in both the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council. In addition to considering different financing issues on the annual agenda of its Second Committee, the Assembly, every two years, now hosts a two-day High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development.

CEB: Box 1.1: UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) 23.02.2017

In 1946, the UN Secretary-General established the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC), at the request of the Economic and Social Council, to supervise the implementation of the relationship agreements between the UN and the specialized agencies. Over the following decades, as the system grew, ACC became the central body for coordination of the activities and programmes of the organizations of the UN system.

CEB: Mr. António Guterres (Chair of CEB) 23.02.2017

Antonio Guterres served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from June 2005 to December 2015 , heading one of the world's foremost humanitarian organizations wi th nearly 10,000 staff working in 125 countries.

HLCP: 2010 Summit on the Millennium Development Goals 23.02.2017

The 2010 MDG Summit concluded with the adoption of a global action plan, "Keeping the Promise: United to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals " and the announcement of a number of initiatives against poverty, hunger and disease.

HLCP: 2008 High-level Event on the MDGs (25 September 2008) 23.02.2017

Governments, foundations, businesses and civil society groups rallied around the call to action to slash poverty, hunger and disease by 2015, by announcing new commitments to meet the Millennium Development Goals, at a high-level event at UN Headquarters on 25 September 2008.

HLCP: United Nations Millennium Summit (6-8 September 2000) 23.02.2017

At the Millennium Summit of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Member States of the United Nations (147 of them represented by their Head of State or Government), in a historic decision on 8 September 2000, adopted the United Nations Millennium Declaration.

HLCP: UN System-wide support to MDG Achievements 23.02.2017

The 2010 MDG Summit concluded with the adoption of a global action plan -- Keeping the Promise: United to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals -- and the announcement of a number of initiatives against poverty, hunger and disease. The Secretary-General and CEB members welcomed the Outcome of the 2010 High-level Plenary Meeting on the MDGs.

HLCP: 2005 World summit (14-16 September 2005) 23.02.2017

A follow-up Summit to take stock of the progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Declaration was held from 14-16 September 2005 bringing together more than 170 Heads of State and Government.

FBN: UN System Financial Statistics 23.04.2017

Financial Statistics is a collection of annual data from CEB member organizations on their revenue and expenditures. Using this data, revenues broken down by assessed and voluntary contributions can be shown. Also, expenditures at the country, regional and global levels and broken down by expenditure categories: development assistance, humanitarian assistance, technical cooperation, peacekeeping and normative activities.

HLCP: Food security 23.02.2017

The Food Security Initiative builds on the work of the Secretary-General’s High-level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis, established by CEB in April 2008, and, specifically upon the Comprehensive Framework for Action.

HRN: UN System Human Resources Statistics Reports 15.06.2016

This page presents the annual statistical reports on the staff of the organizations in the United Nations common system with appointments for a period of one year or more as at 31 December. The tables exclude information on National Professional Officers, which is provided separately.

CEB: Agreements between Specialized Agencies and the United Nations 23.02.2017

In 1946, ECOSOC tasked the UN Secretary General with establishing a standing committee of administrative officers of the specialized agencies for improved coordination with the UN. This page presents the agreements entered into between the UN and the specialized agencies, which in turn define the membership of the CEB.

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CEBs: Agreement - 19 Décembre 1946 - French 16.02.2017

Accord entre l'ONU et l'OIT

Document reference: Accord entre
CEB: CEB Statement on the review of the common system compensation package by the ICSC (21 November 2013) 23.02.2017

The CEB during its Second Regular Session Report (November 2013, New York) adopted the CEB statement on the ICSC review of the common system compensation package. Member organizations of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) reiterate their strong commitment and expectation to engage in a constructive dialogue with the International Civil Service Commission in the context of its review of the conditions of service for United Nations system staff.

CEB: Second Regular Session Report (November 2013, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG); Briefing by Mr. Michel Jarraud, Chair of UN-Water; Briefing by Kandeh Yumkella, Chair of UN-Energy; Discusssions on issues of system-wide concern: cybersecurity/cybercrime; Other Matters: Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States.

Document reference: CEB/2013/2
HLCP: UN-Oceans: Terms of Reference (resolution 68/70, Annex) 23.02.2017
Document reference: A/68/70
CEB: CEB Statement to the Fourth UN Conference on the LDCs (19 May, 2011) 23.02.2017

During the CEB First Session held in April 2011, the board adopted the CEB statement to the Fourth UN Conference on the LDCs underscoring the system’s commitment of support to LDCs and a new programme of action for the next 10 years and focusing on productive capacity.

Document reference: CEB/2011/1/annex
HLCP: Report of 26th Session (October 2013, Geneva) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Towards the Post-2015 Development Agenda; CEB Review of MDG Implementation; Promoting the Rule of Law; Advancing the Common Agenda: Disaster Risk Reduction, Oceans, Cybercrime and Cyber Security; Implications of Internal and International Migration; Demographic  Dynamics: Youth, The World of 7 Billion; Migration and Development; Implementation of HLCP and CEB Decisions; UN Activities in Combating Drugs and Organized Crime; Cybersecurity/Cybercrime; Climate Change; Review by CEB of MDG Implementation; UN System-wide Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of

Document reference: CEB/2013/6
CEB: ASG KIM Won-Soo’s briefing to ECOSOC on the CEB Second Regular Session 2013 (December 2013) 23.02.2017

Informal briefing and exchange of views with ECOSOC on the outcome of the 2013 Second Regular Session of the CEB held in New York, USA.

CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP19-Press Release 23.02.2017

Efforts to address climate change need to be vastly scaled up, UN leaders told participants at the Warsaw Climate Conference today, and promised that UN agencies would ratchet up their work to help reduce emissions and guide adaptation efforts.

CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP19-Event Programme 23.02.2017
CEB: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division 23.02.2017
CEB: Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS 23.02.2017
CEB: Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants 23.02.2017
CEB: NGO Committee on Migration 23.02.2017
CEB: The international system working as one 23.02.2017

The global discourse on migration has shifted significantly in recent years with the increase in knowledge and awareness about the multifaceted nature of human mobility and its potential to benefit development at the human, social and economic levels.

CEB: Preface 23.02.2017

International migration is as old as human history and continues to define and reshape nations, cultures and the day-to-day life of many millions of people. It would be wrong to assert that its impact has always been benign, particularly for indigenous populations, but today it is also increasingly evident that migration consistently benefits countries of destination and origin, as well as migrants themselves. 

CEB: UN System-wide Action Plan on Youth Survey Results 23.02.2017

The results of the survey identified young people’s development priorities and confirmed many of the approaches adopted by the UN system to promote youth development. The survey results served as input to develop the System‐wide Action Plan on Youth.

CEB: World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) 23.02.2017

The World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) provides a policy framework and practical guidelines for national action and international support to improve the situation of young people. It contains proposals for action, aiming at fostering conditions and mechanisms to promote improved well-being and livelihoods among young people.

CEB: ACC Statement on the Implementation of General Assembly Resolution 53/192 (12 March 1999) 23.02.2017

ACC notes the progress made in strengthening the role of the United Nations system in providing support to national efforts of recipient countries through more effective development cooperation, greater efficiency and impact.

HLCP: Report of 1st Session (September 1993, New York) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1993/25
HLCP: 2010 MDG Summit outcome: Keeping the Promise: United to Achieve the MDGs 23.02.2017
HLCP: United Nations Millennium Declaration 23.02.2017
HLCP: 2005 World Summit outcome document (16 September 2005) 23.02.2017

The final Summit outcome document provided a renewed global endorsement of the Millennium Development Goals, and built on the major international agreements of recent years to consolidate a practical plan of action. Crucially, leaders agreed that every country would adopt and implement comprehensive national development strategies to achieve the internationally agreed development goals and objectives, including the Millennium Development Goals by 2006.

CEB: ECOSOC Exchange E/5476/Add.12 - 24 May 1974 23.02.2017

Exchange of correspondence between UN and GATT

Document reference: E/5476/Add.12
CEB: GA Resolution 3346(XXIX) - 17 December 1974 23.02.2017

Resolution, including the original text of the agreement

Document reference: GA Resolution 3346(XXIX)
CEB: GA Resolution 1145(XII) - 15 November 1957 23.02.2017

Resolution, including the original text of the agreement

Document reference: GA Resolution 1145(XII)
CEB: GA Supplementary Agreements A/615 - 12 August 1948 23.02.2017

Supplementary Agreements with Specialized Agencies concerning the use of UN Laissez-Passer

CEB: GA Resolution 531(VI) - 20 December 1951 23.02.2017
Document reference: GA Resolution 531(VI)
CEB: ECOSOC Resolution, Draft Agreement 403 (XIII) - 22 August 1951 23.02.2017

ECOSOC Resolution, Draft Agreement between the UN and WMO

Document reference: ECOSOC Resolution, Draft Agreement 403 (XIII)
CEB: GA Draft Agreement A/370 Add.1 - 11 October 1947 23.02.2017

Draft Agreement between the UN and ITU - Note by the Secretary-General

Document reference: A/370 Add.1
CEB: GA Draft Agreement A/370 - 9 September 1947 23.02.2017

Draft Agreement between the UN and ITU

Document reference: GA Draft Agreement A/370
CEB: GA Draft Agreements A/349 - 2 September 1947 23.02.2017

Draft Agreements between the UN and IBRD and IMF

Document reference: GA Draft Agreements A/349
CEB: GA Draft Agreement A/348 Add.2 - 2 October 1947 23.02.2017

Draft Agreement between the UN and WHO - Use by Officials of WHO of UN Laissez-Passer

Document reference: GA Draft Agreement A/348 Add.2
CEB: GA Draft Agreement A/348 - 2 September 1947 23.02.2017

Draft Agreement between the UN and WHO

Document reference: GA Draft Agreement A/348
CEB: GA Draft Agreement A/347 - 2 September 1947 23.02.2017

Draft Agreement between the UN and UPU

Document reference: GA Draft Agreement A/347
CEB: ECOSOC Decision 1995/322 - 12 December 1995 23.02.2017
Document reference: ECOSOC Decision 1995/322
CEB: GA Resolution 204(III) - 18 November 1948 23.02.2017
Document reference: GA Resolution 204(III)
CEB: ECOSOC Resolution 165 (VII) - 27 August 1948 23.02.2017

ECOSOC Resolution, Draft Agreement between the UN and IMCO (IMO)

Document reference: ECOSOC Resolution 165 (VII)
CEB: ECOSOC Letter E/1995/125 - 30 October 1995 23.02.2017

Letter from the Secretary General to the President of the Economic and Social Council

Document reference: ECOSOC Letter E/1995/125
CEB: GA Draft Agreement A/106 - 30 September 1946 23.02.2017

Draft agreement between the UN and ICAO

Document reference: A/106
CEB: GA Draft Agreement A/78 – 30 September 1946 23.02.2017

Draft agreement between the UN and FAO

Document reference: GA Draft Agreement A/78
CEB: GA Corrigendum to Draft Agreement A/77 - 12 December 1946 23.02.2017

Corrigendum to the draft agreement (new Article XI) as per decision taken by General Assembly

Document reference: GA Corrigendum to Draft Agreement A/77
CEB: GA Draft Agreement A/77 - 30 September 1946 23.02.2017

Draft Agreement between the United Nations and UNESCO as approved by General Assembly Resolution 50(I)

Document reference: GA Draft Agreement A/77
CEB: Agreement - 19 December 1946 - English 23.02.2017

Agreement between the UN and ILO

Document reference: Agreement
CEB: ECOSOC Provisional Summary E/1995/SR.60 - 29 January 1996 23.02.2017

Provisional summary record of the 60th ECOSOC meeting

Document reference: E/1995/SR.60
CEB: GA Resolution 58/232 - 23 December 2003 23.02.2017

Resolution, including the original text of the agreement

Document reference: GA Resolution 58/232
CEB: GA Resolution 50(I) - 14 December 1946 23.02.2017
Document reference: GA Resolution 50(I)
CEB: GA Resolution 49/97 - 30 January 1995 23.02.2017
Document reference: GA Resolution 49/97
CEB: GA Resolution 40/180 - 17 December 1985 23.02.2017

Resolution, including the original text of the agreement

Document reference: GA Resolution 40/180
CEB: GA Resolution 32/107 - 15 December 1977 23.02.2017

Resolution, including the original text of the agreement

Document reference: GA Resolution 32/107
CEB: GA Resolution 124(II) - 15 November 1947 23.02.2017
CEB: Food security 23.02.2017

Hunger is on the increase across the developing world with tens of millions more people facing food insecurity and malnutrition. The economic downturn is exacerbating the impact of the food crisis, which brought the total number of hungry close to one billion - one in six persons - and with a child dying of hunger every six seconds. Food prices remain volatile and may spike again as droughts and floods and climate-related events affect harvests.

CEB: Foreword by the UN Secretary-General 23.02.2017

At the 13th session of the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC in Bali, Indonesia, we met to initiate an ambitious new phase of international cooperation on climate change in the light of compelling scientific evidence. At that time, I spoke of climate change as the “defining challenge of our time”.

HLCP: Acting on Climate Change: The UN Delivering as One 15.06.2016

Under the leadership of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has initiated a process of aligning its strengths to achieve a coordinated action-oriented approach to the global and multifaceted challenge of climate change. This document brings together information on activities undertaken throughout the United Nations system, including its agencies, funds and programmes, as contributed by the respective entities.

CEB: One United Nations: Catalyst for Progress and Change 15.06.2016

CEB’s contribution to the preparatory process of the 2005 World Summit culminated in the publication of "One United Nations: Catalyst for Progress and Change — How the Millennium Declaration is Changing the Way the United Nations System Works", which was launched at the July 2005 session of the Economic and Social Council and was commended by the President of the Economic and Social Council to the Summit.

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HLCP: Follow-up: Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development, ECOSOC (16 September 2009, E/2009/114) 15.06.2016

Report of the Secretary General: The Promotion and enhancement of a coordinated response of the United Nations development system and the specialized agencies in the follow-up to and implementation of the Outcome of the Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development, ECOSOC (16 September 2009, E/2009/114)

Document reference: E/2009/114

Bookmarks tagged with UN

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CEB: Webcast of the CEB high-level event: COP19: UN Secretary-General Closing Remarks 23.02.2017

This webcast features the closing remarks of the UN Secretary-General, Chair of the CEB, during the CEB high-level event.

Direct access: Webcast of the CEB high-level event: COP19: UN Secretary-General Closing Remarks
Webcast of the CEB high-level event: COP19 23.02.2017

In this webcast, you can watch the entire high-level event, hosted by the UN Secretary-General, as Chair of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).

Direct access: Webcast of the CEB high-level event: COP19
High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development 23.02.2017

The High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development took place on 3 and 4 October 2013 in New York at United Nations Headquarters. In its resolution 63/225 of 19 December 2008, the General Assembly decided to devote a high-level dialogue to international migration and development during its sixty-eighth session in 2013.

Direct access: High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development
UN System activities on Youth 23.02.2017

The United Nations has long recognized that the imagination, ideals and energies of young women and men are vital for the continuing development of the societies in which they live. The Member States of the UN acknowledged this in 1965 when they endorsed the "Declaration on the Promotion among Youth of the Ideals of Peace, Mutual Respect and Understanding between Peoples".

Direct access: UN System activities on Youth
UN Secretary-General’s Youth Envoy 23.02.2017

The Office of the United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth was created for the first time by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who nominated Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan as the first ever Envoy on Youth, on 17th of January 2013.

Direct access: UN Secretary-General’s Youth Envoy
UN World Youth Report 2013 23.02.2017

The United Nations is in the process of preparing its 2013 World Youth Report (WYR) on Youth Migration and Development. The Report will offer a multidimensional account and/or perspective of the life experiences of young migrants and young people affected by migration.

Direct access: United Nations World Youth Report 2013
UN Youth resolutions 23.02.2017

Direct access: UN Youth resolutions
The Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda 23.02.2017

On 30 May 2013, the Secretary-General received a landmark report from the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, a 27-member group of eminent persons established a year earlier to provide recommendations on advancing the development framework beyond the target date for the UN’s Millennium Development Goals.

Direct access: The Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
UN Panel of External Auditors 23.02.2017

Bookmark link to the page of the UN Panel of External Auditors on the UN website.

Direct access: UN Panel of External Auditors
ECOSOC General Segment (18-25 July 2013) 23.02.2017

During this segment to be held from 18 – 25 July, the Council will review reports of its subsidiary bodies and of other UN entities working in the economic and social fields.  The subsidiary bodies include the Counci's functional commissions, regional commissions, expert and ad hoc bodies.  The Segment will also consider the report of its NGO Committee.

Direct access: ECOSOC General Segment (18-25 July 2013)
ECOSOC Operational Activities Segment (10-12 July 2013) 23.02.2017

The Operational Activities Segment is the place where Council exercises oversight of the funds and programmes and UN Women – which are “under the authority of the Council” (A/RES/48/162). 

The 2013 Operational Activities Segment (OAS) will be held from Wednesday, 10 July, to Friday, 12 July in Geneva, Switzerland.

Direct access: ECOSOC Operational Activities Segment (10-12 July 2013)
ECOSOC Coordination Segment(5-9 July 2013) 23.02.2017

The 2013 coordination segment will focus on two main substantive areas: Follow-up to the 2012 Ministerial Declaration on “Promoting productive capacity, employment and decent work to eradicate poverty in the context of inclusive, sustainable and equitable economic growth at all levels for achieving the Millennium Development Goals”; Follow-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development.

Direct access: ECOSOC Coordination Segment(5-9 July 2013)
ECOSOC High Level Segment (1-4 July 2013) 23.02.2017

The High-level Segment, to be held at the United Nations Office in Geneva from 1 to 4 July 2013, will focus on a broad range of issues at the heart of the UN development agenda (Programme):

Direct access: ECOSOC High Level Segment (1-4 July 2013)
ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (15-17 July 2013) 23.02.2017

Since the landmark General Assembly resolution 46/182, the international humanitarian system has grown and evolved tremendously. The humanitarian caseload has increased due to new and protracted complex emergencies and conflict, natural disasters occur with more frequency and intensity, and global challenges increase vulnerability and create new or exacerbate existing humanitarian needs. In addition, the operating environment for humanitarian actors has also become increasingly complex.

Direct access: ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (15-17 July 2013)
United Nations Geoportal 23.02.2017

The OpenGeoportal was collaboratively developed as an open source, federated web application to discover, preview, and retrieve geospatial data from different repositories. Several of the country's leading universities and a state agency have formed a partnership to make thousands of geospatial data layers available through a single, open source interface. The application also incorporates some new innovative search techniques. Partners include Tufts, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, MassGIS, Stanford and UC Berkeley.

Direct access: United Nations Geoportal
UN Register of conventional arms 15.06.2016

Many countries regularly report their arms imports and exports to the UN. This creates trust and helps ensure that weapons are only used in conformity with the UN Charter. This page is on major weapons systems only.

Direct access: Register of conventional arms
National Accounts Main Aggregates Database 15.06.2016

The National Accounts Main Aggregates Database presents a series of analytical national accounts tables from 1970 onwards for more than 200 countries and areas of the world.

Direct access: National Accounts Main Aggregates
Integrated civil society organizations system 15.06.2016

Use our large database of over 24,000 entries to find out more about civil society organizations. The advanced search allows many combinations, including by organization name and type, region and country, consultative status, language, geographic scope, fields of activity and meeting participation.

Direct access: Integrated civil society organizations system
Universal human rights index 15.06.2016

The database provides easy access to country-specific human rights information emanating from international human rights mechanisms in the United Nations system: the Treaty Bodies, the Special Procedures and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

Direct access: Human rights index
UN Good practices database 15.06.2016

The Country Practices Database, established in 2000, provides reference material from countries on the 10 Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics, in particular examples of policies and practices in various national statistical systems for implementing the Principles.

Direct access: UN Good practices
UN Census knowledge database 15.06.2016

The Census Knowledge Base, a fundamental part of the resource centre for the 2010 World Population and Housing Census Programme, is a repository of documents relevant for the field of population and housing census taking

Direct access: UN census knowledge
UN Service trade database 15.06.2016

United Nations Service Trade Statistics Database

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The ESCAP database online 15.06.2016

The ESCAP online database includes country-level data related to demography, migration, education, health, poverty, gender, employment, economy, government finance, employment, transport, and environment. The comparability of indicators across countries and over time is maximized by limiting the data to a single source per indicator and by using well-recognized international data sources. The database also includes aggregate data for the world, major geographic regions, ESCAP subregions, income groupings of ESCAP members, ESCAP LDC countries and ESCAP LLDC countries.

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Demographic and social statistics 15.06.2016

The United Nations Demographic Yearbook collects, compiles and disseminates official statistics on a wide range of topics. Data have been collected from national statistical authorities since 1948 through a set of questionnaires dispatched annually by the United Nations Statistics Division to over 230 national statistical offices.

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Development of National Statistical System country profiles 15.06.2016

The United Nations Statistics Division, in its mission to promote the development of national statistical systems, has developed a central repository of country profiles of statistical systems. The country profiles include, among others, a brief history of the country's statistical system, legal basis, the statistical programme and much more.

Direct access: Country profiles
UN-Monthly bullettin of statistics online 15.06.2016

This Internet database presents current monthly economic statistics for most of the countries and areas of the world.

Direct access: Monthly bullettin of statistics
The UN peace agreements database 15.06.2016

UN Peacemaker is the online mediation support tool developed by the UN Department of Political Affairs. Intended for peacemaking professionals, it includes an extensive database of peace agreements, guidance material and information on the UN’s mediation support services. UN Peacemaker is part of the UN’s overall efforts to support UN and non-UN mediation initiatives

Direct access: Peace agreements
Yearbook of the United Nations 15.06.2016

The Yearbook is the principal reference work on the United Nations and provides a detailed overview of the Organization's concerns and activities. Each Yearbook is fully indexed and includes all major General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council resolutions. The complete collection (1946-2007) is available here.

Direct access: UN Yearbook
Declarations and conventions in the GA resolutions 15.06.2016

This database contains links to declarations, conventions and other instruments (see definition of terms), the text of which appear in resolutions of the General Assembly or their annexes. Instruments that have not been submitted for adoption by the General Assembly, i.e. Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, are not included.

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UN Multilingual terminology database 15.06.2016

This database was compiled over the years in response to diverse and wide-ranging demands of United Nations language staff for terminology and nomenclature. It is being put on the Internet to facilitate the efforts of people around the world who participate in the work of the United Nations but do not have access to the Secretariat's intranet.

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UN Treaty series online collection 15.06.2016

The following types of search capability are offered to the UNTC clients: (1) Google search interface; (b) Full text Search and (c) Advanced search. In addition, the UNTS database features Search by Popular Name, Search by Title, Search by Participant and Actions Search. Each type of search has been customized to better respond to the particular needs of the legal research. A function “Export to Excel” the search results is also provided.

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United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 23.02.2017

A rich source of historical knowledge of developments, trends and achievements of multilateral disarmament for more than 30 years. Part I contains an annual compilation of text and statistics of disarmament-related resolutions and decisions of the General Assembly. Part II presents the main topics of multilateral consideration during the year and a convenient issues-oriented timeline.

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Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the UN Secretary-General 23.02.2017

This database provides information on the status of over 500 major multilateral instruments deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations (including the texts of reservations, declarations and objections) and covers a range of subject matter such as Human Rights, Disarmament, Commodities, Refugees, the Environment and the Law of the Sea. The number of treaties deposited with the Secretary-General keeps growing steadily. This database reflects the status of these instruments, as Member States sign, ratify, accede or lodge declarations, reservations or objections.

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The Charter of the United Nations 23.02.2017

The Charter of the United Nations was signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization, and came into force on 24 October 1945. The Statute of the International Court of Justice is an integral part of the Charter.

Direct access: The Charter of the United Nations
UN News page 23.02.2017
Direct access: UN News page
Human development monitoring system 15.06.2016

DevInfo is a database system for monitoring human development. It is a powerful tool for organizing, storing and presenting data in a uniform way, allowing data to be easily and quickly shared across government departments, UN agencies and other development organizations.

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Press Releases 15.06.2016

Press releases, which are not considered official documents, serve information purposes only. They constitute, however, a valuable tool for research on current topics since they are produced well in advance of official documents.
Press releases are available in full text since 13 October 1995.

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deleGATE 15.06.2016

This web site is maintained specifically to meet the information needs of delegations working at UN Headquarters in New York. The site includes links to essential information resources and delegate-specific tools and content from iSeek, the UN Secretariat's award-winning intranet

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UNBISnet (United Nations Bibliographic Information System) 15.06.2016

Bibliographic Search: Catalogue of United Nations (UN) documents and publications indexed by the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the Library of the UN Office at Geneva. Also included are commercial publications and other non-UN sources held in the collection of the Dag Hammarskjöld Library. The coverage of UNBISnet is from 1979 onward, however, older documents are being added to the catalogue on a regular basis as a result of retrospective conversion.

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Official Document System (ODS) 15.06.2016

ODS covers all types of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993. Older UN documents are, however, added to the system on a daily basis. ODS also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards.

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MDG Indicators 15.06.2016

This site presents the official data, definitions, methodologies and sources for more than 60 indicators to measure progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. The data and analyses are the product of the work of the Inter-agency and Expert Group (IAEG) on MDG Indicators, coordinated by the United Nations Statistics Division. You will also find the official progress reports and documents produced by IAEG. Links to related sites and documents and constantly updated news will keep you up to date with the ongoing activities on MDG monitoring.

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UN Radio 15.06.2016

UN Radio is an audio service for news and features provided by the United Nations to media organisations and individuals.

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International Institute on Ageing (INIA) 23.02.2017

Malta was first to raise the question of Ageing as a matter of international concern at the United Nations in 1968. Eventually in 1979 the General Assembly agreed to call a World Assembly on Aging in 1982. In its Resolution 37/51 it recommended inter-alia the promotion of training and research, as well as the exchange of information and knowledge in order to provide an international basis for social policies and action. It unanimously, and without reservation, adopted the Vienna International Plan of Action on Aging which remains at the cornerstone of worldwide policy on Ageing.

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International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) 23.02.2017
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International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) 23.02.2017
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UN Secretariat 23.02.2017
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General Assembly of the United Nations 23.02.2017
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PN: UN Global Marketplace 15.06.2016

The United Nations Global Marketplace - UNGM - is the procurement portal of the UN System. It brings together UN procurement staff and the supplier community. The United Nations represents a global market of over USD 14 billion annually for all types of goods and services.

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UN: World Statistics Pocketbook 2011 23.02.2017

The World Statistics Pocketbook 2011 is the thirty-first in a series of annual compilations of key statistical indicators prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Over 50 indicators have been collected from more than 20 international statistical sources and are presented in one-page profiles for 216 countries or areas of the world. This issue covers various years from 2000 to 2011.

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UN: The MDG Task Force Report 2012 23.02.2017

The MDG Gap Task Force Report 2012 report finds that the protracted global economic crisis has begun to take its toll on international development cooperation. With a $167 billion gap between actual aid disbursements and the amounts committed, the volume of official development assistance (ODA) should more than double in order to meet the UN target. A delayed impact of the economic crisis on donor country budgets threatens to further widen this gap.

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UN-DESA World Economic Vulnerability Monitor 23.02.2017

As one of the "joint crisis initiatives" taken by the Chiefs Executives Board (CEB) of the United Nations System, UN-DESA developed an Integrated Monitoring and Analysis System (IMAS) aimed at establishing a reliable monitoring and analysis system to alert policy makers about vulnerabilities that could hurt countries under changing global economic conditions. IMAS tries to address three challenges:

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UN Data 15.06.2016

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) launched a new internet based data service for the global user community. It brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point. Users can now search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN system.

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UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library 23.02.2017
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UNODA on Pinterest 23.02.2017
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UN Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs on Twitter 23.02.2017
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UN Library on Tumblr 23.02.2017
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UN on Google+ 23.02.2017
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UN Photo on Flickr 23.02.2017
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UN on Youtube 23.02.2017
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UN Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Twitter 23.02.2017
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UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs on Twitter 23.02.2017
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UN Office for Disarmament Affairs on Twitter 23.02.2017
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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on Twitter 23.02.2017
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UN Spokesperson on Twitter 23.02.2017
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UN Department of Political Affairs on Twitter 23.02.2017
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UN Peacekeeping on Twitter 23.02.2017
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UN Millennium Development Goals: We Can End Poverty on Twitter 23.02.2017
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UN Africa Renewal on Twitter 23.02.2017
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UN Library on Twitter 23.02.2017
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UN Africa Renewal on Facebook 23.02.2017
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UN Visitors Centre on Facebook 23.02.2017
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UN on Facebook 23.02.2017
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UN Webcast 15.06.2016
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UN Secretary-General’s High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing (AGF) 23.02.2017

The Secretary-General established a High-Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing on 12 February 2010 for a duration of 10 months. The Group studied potential sources of revenue to enable achievement of the level of climate change financing that was promised during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009.

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CEB Side Event at Rio+20: Webcast 23.02.2017
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United Nations Conference on Environment and Development-UNCED (1992) 23.02.2017

The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the "Earth Summit," was held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 3-14 June 1992. This global conference, held on the 20th anniversary of the first international Conference on the Human Environment, (Stockholm, 1972), brought together policy makers, diplomats, scientists, media personnel and non-governmental organization (NGO) representatives from 179 countries in a massive effort to reconcile the impact of human socio-economic activities on the environment and vice versa.

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2008 High-level Event on the MDGs (25 September 2008) 23.02.2017

Governments, foundations, businesses and civil society groups have rallied around the call to action to slash poverty, hunger and disease by 2015, by announcing new commitments to meet the Millennium Development Goals, at a high-level event at United Nations Headquarters on 25 September 2008.

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Millennium summit (6-8 September 2000) 23.02.2017
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Millennium Development Goals Reports 23.02.2017

This annual report presents the most comprehensive global assessment of progress to date, based on data provided by a large number of international organizations within and outside the United Nations system.

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United Nations Millennium Campaign 23.02.2017

The UN Millennium Campaign was established by the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in 2002 in order to support citizen participation in the achieving the Millennium Development Goals, adopted by 189 world leaders from rich and poor countries, as part of the Millennium Declaration which was signed in 2000. Since 2002 we have worked with UN partners and key global constituencies, such as civil society, parliamentarians, faith groups and youth to inspire people from around the world to take action for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

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UN Secretary-General MDG advocacy group 23.02.2017

To galvanize support for the Millennium Development Goals, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in June 2010 established an Advocacy Group of eminent personalities who have shown outstanding leadership in promoting the implementation of the Goals -- in such fields as education, food security, health, environment, and the empowerment of women.

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2005 World Summit: Statements and Videos 23.02.2017
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UN Action Network Against Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict (UN ACTION) 23.02.2017

UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict (UN Action) unites the work of 13 UN entities with the goal of ending sexual violence in conflict. It is a concerted effort by the UN system to improve coordination and accountability, amplify programming and advocacy, and support national efforts to prevent sexual violence and respond effectively to the needs of survivors.

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HLCP: United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) 23.02.2017

The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) was established in 1975 by several UN agencies to serve as a UN System-civil society interface. Since its creation, the UN General Assembly has recognized the value of NGLS’ work on several occasions, in 1982 and again, in 1993. NGLS promotes constructive relations between the United Nations and civil society through dynamic partnerships to foster greater coherence around cross-cutting and emerging issues on the UN’s agenda and by facilitating meaningful civil society engagement in UN processes.

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HLCP: Global Humanitarian Platform (GHP) 23.02.2017

The GHP is a forum bringing together the three main families of the humanitarian community - NGOs, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and the UN and related international organisations. These families have a shared responsibility in enhancing the effectiveness of humanitarian action.

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HLCP: United Nations Geographic Information Working Group (UNGIWG) 23.02.2017

The United Nations Geographical Information Working Group (UNGIWG) is a network of professionals working in the fields of cartography and geographic information science to building the UN Spatial Data Infrastructure needed to achieve sustainable development.

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International Network on Conflict and Fragility 23.02.2017

The International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF) is a unique decision-making forum which brings together diverse stakeholders to support development outcomes in the world’s most challenging situations. Based on a whole-of-government approach, INCAF adopts an inclusive approach to its work by engaging with multiple policy communities and partner countries.

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Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities 23.02.2017

The Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA) was established in September 2002 in order to continue coordination in the statistical sector, which had been done by the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) Subcommittee on Statistical Activities prior to 2002. An annual report on ongoing Committee activities is made available to the United Nations Statistical Commission and/or the High Level Committee on Programmes of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).

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HLCP: Executive Committee on Economic and Social Affairs (ECESA) 23.02.2017

The Executive Committee on Economic and Social Affairs (ECESA) is chaired by the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs. Its membership comprises DESA, the regional commissions, UNCTAD, UNEP, UN-Habitat, UNODC, OHCHR, UNDP, OHRLLS and OSAA and also includes UNU and the research/training institutes INSTRAW, UNRISD, and UNITAR.

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HLCP: MDG Gap Task Force 23.02.2017

The MDG Gap Task Force was created by the Secretary-General of the United Nations following the discussion of the Policy Committee on 1 May 2007 (Decision No. 2007/22) to improve monitoring of the global commitments contained in MDG 8, the Global Partnership for Development.

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HLCP: Inter-agency and Expert Group on MDG Indicators 23.02.2017

The Inter-Agency and Expert Group (IAEG) on MDG Indicators includes various Departments within the United Nations Secretariat, a number of UN agencies from within the United Nations system and outside, various government agencies and national statisticians, and other organizations concerned with the development of MDG data at the national and international levels including donors and expert advisers.

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HLCP: Oceans Compact 23.02.2017

On 12 August 2012, at the Yeosu (Republic of Korea) International Conference to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the opening for signature of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, launched the Oceans Compact - an initiative to strengthen United Nations system-wide coherence to deliver on its oceans-related mandates.

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HLCP: United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea 23.02.2017

In 1999, the General Assembly decided to establish the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (the Consultative Process) in order to facilitate the annual review by the General Assembly, in an effective and constructive manner, of developments in ocean affairs and the law of the sea by considering the report of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea and by suggesting particular issues to be considered by it, with an emphasis on identifying areas where coordination and cooperation at the intergovernmental and inter-agency leve

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HLCP: United Nations Environment Management Group (EMG) 23.02.2017

The EMG was established in 1999 pursuant to by General Assembly resolution 53/242 as recommended by the Secretary-General in his report on Environment and Human Settlements (A/53/463).

EMG is a grouping of all UN agencies and Secretariats of Multilateral Environmental Agreements as well as the Bretton Woods Institutions and the World Trade Organization working together.

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Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD) 23.02.2017

The Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development is a network consisting of UN entities, represented at the headquarters level, whose work is relevant to youth. The aim of the Network is to increase the effectiveness of UN work in youth development by strengthening collaboration and exchange among all relevant UN entities, while respecting and harnessing the benefits of their individual strengths and unique approaches and mandates.

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The 2005 World Summit 23.02.2017
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The Secretary-General’s High Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis 23.02.2017

"My High-Level Task Force is working to ensure that the UN system, international financial institutions and the WTO are ready to provide robust and consistent support to countries struggling to cope with food insecurity. This is a long-term effort and it will require a comprehensive push to back solid partnerships, strong strategies and well-financed actions that empower communities to become food secure."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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United Nations Millennium Declaration 23.02.2017

We, heads of State and Government, have gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 6 to 8 September 2000, at the dawn of a new millennium, to reaffirm our faith in the Organization and its Charter as indispensable foundations of a more peaceful, prosperous and just world...

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Women Watch: UN information and resources on gender equality and empowerment of women 23.02.2017

WomenWatch is the central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system, including the United Nations Secretariat, regional commissions, funds, programmes, specialized agencies and academic and research institutions.

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Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 23.02.2017

The Commission on the Status of Women is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).The Commission was established by ECOSOC resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946 with the aim to prepare recommendations and reports to the Council on promoting women's rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields. The Commission also makes recommendations to the Council on urgent problems requiring immediate attention in the field of women's rights.

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United Nations Photo Library 15.06.2016

The United Nations Photo Library holds a collection of approximately 800,000 photographs dating back to the mid-1940s chronicling the history of the Organization and its work. The collection includes coverage of historic UN meetings and events, as well as a wide array of field coverage from its earliest days. The Photo Library's mission is to make its collection available to media organizations, governments and non-governmental organizations, researchers and civil society at large, in order to foster public understanding of the work of the United Nations and its goals.

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CEB: United Nations 15.06.2016
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HLCP: Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) 15.06.2016

The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) is a network of United Nations offices, specialized agencies, funds and programmes. All UN member entities are represented in the Network.

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United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD): Rio+20 15.06.2016

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) was organized in pursuance of General Assembly Resolution 64/236 (A/RES/64/236). The Conference took place in Brazil on 20-22 June 2012 marking the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg.

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UNDG: Results-based Management Handbook 18.04.2013

This handbook development exercise was spearheaded by the Results-based Management (RBM) Task Team of the United Nations Development Group working group on programming issues.

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Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN: The UN System’s Footprint and Efforts to Reduce It (2010 edition) 15.06.2016

The most recent analysis of the UN's performance in implementing the UN's Climate Neutral Strategy. The report includes the details of the greenhouse gas emissions for 52 organizations in 2009, as well as a breakdown of emissions by activity. It also details progress in reducing emissions and plans for the future. The a Foreword by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and a Preface by the UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner, this report is the first and last word in the UN's sustainability performance to date.

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Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN: The UN System’s Footprint and Efforts to Reduce It (2009 edition) 15.06.2016

 This publication provides the first ever insight into the greenhouse gas inventory for the UN system. It contains data of the greenhouse gas emissions of all UN agencies, as well as an overview of the initial steps taken to reduce emissions. The publication provides the UN system with a baseline to track emission reduction efforts in future years.

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Acting On Climate Change - The UN Delivering As One 15.06.2016

Under the leadership of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has initiated a process of aligning its strengths to achieve a coordinated action-oriented approach to the global and multifaceted challenge of climate change.

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UN Annual Report 23.02.2017

The Report of the UN Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization includes: Introduction;  Promotion of sustained economic growth and sustainable development; Maintenance of international peace and security; Development of Africa

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International Civil Service Commission 18.10.2016

The Commission’s mandate covers all facets of staff employment conditions, but the type of action it is empowered to take in a specific area is regulated under its statute.

On some matters (e.g. establishment of daily subsistence allowance; schedules of post adjustment, i.e. cost-of-living element; hardship entitlements), the Commission itself may take decisions.

CEB: United Nations 12.01.2017

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.

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FBN: Task Force on Accounting Standards 15.06.2016

The Task Force on Accounting Standards (Task Force) was established by the High Level Committee on Management of the Chief Executives Board for Coordination of the United Nations system in 2002 and in 2005 was mandated to provide support, coordination and leadership to the implementation of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) in the United Nations (UN) system.

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HRN: UN System Human Resources by Length of Service (Professional) 09.08.2016
HRN: UN System Human Resources by Gender (Professional) 01.05.2017
HRN: UN System Human Resources by Nationality 01.05.2017
HRN: UN System Human Resources by Age Bracket (Professional) 01.05.2017
HRN: UN System Human Resources by Grade 01.05.2017

Staff positions are grouped in two broad categories of occupations (the Professional and higher categories and the General Service category) and the hierarchy is expressed by grade levels within those categories.  The grade level of each position  is established based on the nature of duties and responsibilities assigned to it and the related skills, knowledge and experience required.

HRN: UN System Human Resources by Category 01.05.2017

Every year the CEB Secretariat collects HR data from member organizations and publishes statistics. Reports detail staff demographics such as staff grade, nationality, location, gender and age.

HRN: UN System Human Resources by Organization & Duty Station 01.05.2017

Every year the CEB Secretariat collects HR data from member organizations and publishes statistics. Reports detail staff demographics such as staff grade, nationality, location, gender and age.

PN: UN System Purchase Orders by Organization 10.08.2016

The overall procurement volume (goods and services combined) of UN organizations during 2013 increased to $16.1 billion, from $15.4 billion in 2012 – an increase of 4.6 percent. The total procurement of goods increased by $826 million, an increase of 12.1 percent, while procurement of services decreased by $115 million, a slight decline of 1.3 percent.

PN: UN System Purchase Orders by Country (Goods) 10.08.2016

The UN system procured goods and services from 192 different countries in 2013, with 123 countries having an annual procurement volume of more than $10 million each in 2013. The ten major countries supplying UN organizations in 2013 included four developing countries, with the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, India and Kenya accounting for 37.4 percent of the total procurement volume of the top ten countries of supply.

PN: UN System Purchase Orders by Country (Services) 10.08.2016

The UN system procured goods and services from 192 different countries in 2013, with 123 countries having an annual procurement volume of more than $10 million each in 2013. The ten major countries supplying UN organizations in 2013 included four developing countries, with the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, India and Kenya accounting for 37.4 percent of the total procurement volume of the top ten countries of supply.

PN: UN System Procurement of Services by Region 10.08.2016

The UN system procured goods and services from 192 different countries in 2013, with 123 countries having an annual procurement volume of more than $10 million each in 2013. The ten major countries supplying UN organizations in 2013 included four developing countries, with the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, India and Kenya accounting for 37.4 percent of the total procurement volume of the top ten countries of supply.

PN: UN System Procurement of Goods by Region 10.08.2016

The UN system procured goods and services from 192 different countries in 2013, with 123 countries having an annual procurement volume of more than $10 million each in 2013. The ten major countries supplying UN organizations in 2013 included four developing countries, with the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, India and Kenya accounting for 37.4 percent of the total procurement volume of the top ten countries of supply.

PN: UN System Procurement of Services by Organization 10.08.2016

The overall procurement volume (goods and services combined) of UN organizations during 2013 increased to $16.1 billion, from $15.4 billion in 2012 – an increase of 4.6 percent. The total procurement of goods increased by $826 million, an increase of 12.1 percent, while procurement of services decreased by $115 million, a slight decline of 1.3 percent.

PN: UN System Procurement of Goods by Organization 10.08.2016

The overall procurement volume (goods and services combined) of UN organizations during 2013 increased to $16.1 billion, from $15.4 billion in 2012 – an increase of 4.6 percent. The total procurement of goods increased by $826 million, an increase of 12.1 percent, while procurement of services decreased by $115 million, a slight decline of 1.3 percent.

PN: UN System Procurement of Services by Country 10.08.2016

The UN system procured goods and services from 192 different countries in 2013, with 123 countries having an annual procurement volume of more than $10 million each in 2013. The ten major countries supplying UN organizations in 2013 included four developing countries, with the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, India and Kenya accounting for 37.4 percent of the total procurement volume of the top ten countries of supply.

PN: UN System Procurement of Goods by Country 10.08.2016

The UN system procured goods and services from 192 different countries in 2013, with 123 countries having an annual procurement volume of more than $10 million each in 2013. The ten major countries supplying UN organizations in 2013 included four developing countries, with the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, India and Kenya accounting for 37.4 percent of the total procurement volume of the top ten countries of supply.

HRN: UN System Human Resources by Country & Duty Station 01.05.2017

Every year the CEB Secretariat collects HR data from member organizations and publishes statistics. Reports detail staff demographics such as staff grade, nationality, location, gender and age.

FBN: Total expenditure by agency 03.08.2016

This chart shows the total expenditure for each agency, calculated on the basis of all expenditure categories.

FBN: Total revenue by agency 03.08.2016

United Nations organizations vary widely in size based on annual revenues.  The largest organizations have revenues totaling in the Billions of USD while the smallest are in the range of 20 – 50 Million USD.  The annual revenues for each organization are presented below.

FBN: Agency revenue by government donor (voluntary contributions, specified) 03.08.2016

This chart shows agency voluntary contributions (specified) revenue from government donors.

FBN: Agency revenue by government donor (voluntary contributions, non-specified) 03.08.2016

This chart shows agency voluntary contributions (non-specified) revenue from government donors. The graphic is limited to show the top 100 donations.

FBN: Agency revenue by government donor (assessed contributions) 03.08.2016

This chart shows agency assessed revenue from government donors. The graphic is limited to show the top 100 donations.

FBN: Agency expenditure by category 03.08.2016

This chart shows expenditure by category for individual agencies.

FBN: Agency expenditure by category 03.08.2016

This chart shows agencies' expenditure by category.

FBN: Assessed agency revenue by revenue type 03.08.2016

This chart shows revenue by revenue type for assessed agencies.

FBN: Revenue type by agency 03.08.2016

This graph shows individual agencies' revenue, broken down by revenue type.

FBN: Agency revenue by revenue type 03.08.2016

While United Nations organizations have widely different business models, their annual revenue streams can be grouped into for major categories. These are: Assessed Contributions; Voluntary Contributions, not specified to use; Voluntary Contributions, specified to use; and Other Revenue.

FBN: Agency revenue by government donor (assessed and voluntary contributions) 03.08.2016

This chart shows agency revenue from government donors for assessed and voluntary revenue types.

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United Nations Strategic Planning Network (UNSPN) 01.10.2015

The UNSPN is set up as an informal network of units with the main responsibility for strategic planning and results based management in each UN organization (taken here to mean the multiple organizational forms in the UN systems- funds, programmes, specialized agencies, UN Secretariat departments and affiliated organizations).

CEB: United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) 23.02.2017

The United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN)  is the food and nutrition policy harmonization forum of the United Nations.

HLCP: HLCP Working Group on Climate Change 23.02.2017

The Working Group on Climate Change was established by HLCP in 2007 with the aim of coordinating system-wide participation in UN climate conferences and to facilitate a coherent approach and joint action of the United Nations system on climate change.

HLCP: UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda 23.02.2017

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon established a UN System Task Team to coordinate preparations for beyond 2015 and to support the work of the High-level Panel of eminent persons on the post-2015 development agenda that the Secretary-General appointed to advise him on the global development framework beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). President Yudoyono of Indonesia, President Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom are co-chairs of the 27-member Panel, made up of civil society, private sector and government leaders.

HLCP: United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) 23.02.2017

UNEG was established in January 1984 as the Inter-Agency Working Group on Evaluation (IAWG). It is a professional network that brings together the units responsible for evaluation in the UN system including the specialized agencies, funds, programmes and affiliated organisations. UNEG currently has 45 such members.

HLCP: UN Action Network Against Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict (UN ACTION) 23.02.2017

UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict (UN Action) unites the work of 13 UN entities with the goal of ending sexual violence in conflict. It is a concerted effort by the UN system to improve coordination and accountability, amplify programming and advocacy, and support national efforts to prevent sexual violence and respond effectively to the needs of survivors.

HLCP: Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) 23.02.2017

The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) is a network of Gender Focal Points in United Nations offices, specialized agencies, funds and programmes and is chaired by UN Women. UN Women also serves as the Secretariat for the Network. The Network has played a central role in promoting gender equality throughout the United Nations system and in follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 and the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (Beijing +5) in 2000.

HLCP: Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) 23.02.2017

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) is a unique inter-agency forum for coordination, policy development and decision-making involving the key UN and non-UN humanitarian partners. The IASC was established in June 1992 in response to United Nations General Assembly Resolution 46/182 on the strengthening of humanitarian assistance.

HLCP: Executive Committee on Economic and Social Affairs (ECESA) 23.02.2017

The establishment of Executive Committees was an important component of the reform process launched by the Secretary-General in early 1997. They comprise the four principal sectoral areas of the Organization's work--Peace and Security, Economic and Social Affairs, Development Operations and Humanitarian Affairs, each with its own designated Convenor.

HLCP: MDG Gap Task Force 23.02.2017

The MDG Gap Task Force was created by the Secretary-General of the United Nations following the discussion of the Policy Committee on 1 May 2007 (Decision No. 2007/22) to improve monitoring of the global commitments contained in MDG 8, the Global Partnership for Development.

HLCP: Inter-agency and Expert Group on MDG Indicators 23.02.2017

The Inter-Agency and Expert Group (IAEG) on MDG Indicators includes various Departments within the United Nations Secretariat, a number of UN agencies from within the United Nations system and outside, various government agencies and national statisticians, and other organizations concerned with the development of MDG data at the national and international levels including donors and expert advisers.

HLCP: United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) 23.02.2017

In October 2000, the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), in its Resolution 2000/35 established the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), a subsidiary body with the main objective to promote “… the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests and to strengthen long-term political commitment to this end…”based on the Rio Declaration, the Forest Principles, Chapter 11 of Agenda 21 and the outcome of the IPF/IFF Processes and other key milestones of international forest policy.

HLCP: United Nations Environment Management Group (EMG) 23.02.2017

The EMG was established in 1999 pursuant by General Assembly resolution 53/242 as recommended by the Secretary-General in his report on Environment and Human Settlements (A/53/463). It is chaired by the Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and supported by a secretariat provided by UNEP.

HLCP: Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD) 23.02.2017

The Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development is a network consisting of UN entities, represented at the headquarters level, whose work is relevant to youth.

HLCP: Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict 23.02.2017

The Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) was established in July 2005 pursuant to the Security Council resolution 1612 (2005).

HLCP: Inter-agency Standing Committee Taskforce on HIV in Humanitarian Situations 23.02.2017

The IASC Taskforce on HIV in Humanitarian Situations was established in March 2007. The Task Force is composed of UN agencies, NGOs consortia, IOM and the IFRC and meets on a quarterly basis. It is co-chaired by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and a rotating representative of the non-UN membership.

CEB: UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security 23.02.2017

The UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security is a global partnership approach towards tackling rural development challenges at the country level. Established in 1997 by the UN Administrative Committee on Coordination (today UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination).

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CEB: Mr. António Guterres (Chair of CEB) 23.02.2017

Antonio Guterres served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from June 2005 to December 2015 , heading one of the world's foremost humanitarian organizations wi th nearly 10,000 staff working in 125 countries.