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UN Programmes and Funds

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) - Promotes development-friendly integration of developing countries into world economy and aims to shape current policy debates and thinking on development.  Provides access to their digital library containing UNCTAD publications and online data sources including the statistical database UNCTADstat.

International Trade Centre (ITC) (UNCTAD/WTO) - Works to enable small business export success in developing and transition-economy countries.  Find corporate documents such as Consolidated Programme Documents (CPD), and trade statistics.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Focuses on climate change, disasters & conflicts, ecosystem management, environmental governance and harmful substances.  Access publications including annual reports, newsletters, interactive e-books and UNEP factsheets, and videos.  Other publications may have been acquired through purchase -- see UH Voyager catalog.

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) - Agency for human settlements.  Access their e-library and other publications available online.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - Global humanitarian agency helping refugees displaced by conflicts in their countries.  Online resources freely available, and Refworld, a database with information necessary for taking quality decisions on refugee status.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) - Advocates for protection of children’s rights including topics such as emergencies, special reports, protection, nutrition, education, health, water and sanitation.  Access publications, reports and statistics.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) - Works against illicit drugs and international crime.  Access annual reports and resources including data and analysis, and legal tools.

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) - Provides assistance, protection and advocacy for some 5 million registered Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the occupied Palestinian territory, pending a solution to their plight.  Locate news, publications, statistics, videos and educational resources.

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) - Goals for gender equality and the empowerment of women.  Access resources including the most current annual report, Progress of the World’s Women and World Survey on the Role of Women in Development.

World Food Programme (WFP) - Humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  Find publications about global issues.

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