The Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement provides data and analysis on the goods and services procured by the United Nations system in support of its operations. The 2013 Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement also features a thematic supplement on a key issue in procurement. For 2013, the focus of the supplement is on procurement and innovation. In the context of the global drive to find innovative solutions to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and shape a post-2015 development agenda, the supplement provides an overview of the benefits and challenges of implementing innovative procurement. It contains a range of articles and case studies from academia, the public and private sectors and the United Nations.