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NGLS Handbook

The NGLS Handbook, updated every two years or so, provides in-depth profiles of the UN agencies, programme and funds working for economic and social development. In addition to information on each agency and its work programme, the Handbook also describes how they cooperate with NGOs.

  • Preface

  • Introduction

  • United Nations Organization

  • FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

  • IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency

  • IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development

  • ILO: International Labour Organization

  • ITC: International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO

  • ODCCP: United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention

  • OHCHR: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

  • UNAIDS: Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

  • UNCDF: United Nations Capital Development Fund

  • UNCHS (Habitat): United Nations Centre for Human Settlements

  • UNCTAD: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

  • UNDP: United Nations Development Programme

  • UNEP: United Nations Environment Programme

  • UNESCO: United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization

  • UNFPA: United Nations Population Fund

  • UNHCR: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

  • UNICEF: United Nations Children's Fund

  • UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization

  • UNIFEM: United Nations Development Fund for Women

  • UNITAR: United Nations Institute for Training and Research

  • UNRISD: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

  • UNU: United Nations University

  • UNV: United Nation Volunteers

  • WFP: World Food Programme

  • WHO: World Health Organization

  • The World Bank Group

  • CBD: Convention on Biological Diversity

  • CITES: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna

  • UNCCD: United Nations Convention to Combat Drought and Desertification

  • UNFCCC: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

  • NGLS: United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service