Front cover image of United Nations development aid: a history of UNDP

Digambar Bhouraskar, United Nations development aid: a history of UNDP 2013, nla.cat-vn6450167

Front cover image of Child rights in the Commonwealth: 20 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Purna Sen (Ed.), Child rights in the Commonwealth : 20 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child 2009, nla.cat-vn4904304


In addition to the principal organs of the United Nations, there are numerous specialised agencies, funds, programs and other entities which make up the wider United Nations. A full list of these organisations can be found on the United Nations website.

Flagship Reports

UN bodies publish flagship reports to share information about the work of the organisation with the public. The following reports are available through the National Library's collections or the UNiLibrary database - to access UNiLibrary, visit our eResources portal and search for this resource under the Browse eResources tab.

Title Agency In print Online
Human Development Report United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 1990-2013 1990-2015
Industrial Development Report United Nations Industrial Development Organization 2002-2005 2013, 2016
The State of Food and Agriculture Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) 1947-2016
State of the World's Children United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 1980-2003 2013, 2015, 2016
State of World Population United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 1997-2014 2014-2016
World Development Report World Bank 1978-2010
World Drug Report United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 2013-2016
World Economic and Social Survey UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs 1994-2012 2009, 2013-2016
World Economic Outlook International Monetary Fund (IMF) 1984-2016
World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) Department of Economics and Social Affairs 2001-2011 2011-2017
World Health Report World Health Organisation (WHO) 1995-2013
World Investment Report United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 1991-2016 2013-2016
World of Work International Labour Organisation (ILO) 1992-2015


Front cover image of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol: a commentary

Andreas Zimmermann (ed.) The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol : a commentary 2011, nla.cat-vn5383209


The office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was created in 1950 following the Second World War. Its work is centred around the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees - commonly known as The 1951 Refugee Convention.

The full text of the Convention, and details of its history, can be found here on the UNHCR website.

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