International Organisations

United Nations Organization

The UN and civil society

In Geneva:UN Office in Geneva - NGO Liaison Unit Office in charge of the relations between the UN and NGOs. Deals with questions related to ECOSOC consultative status, with relations between NGOs and UN agencies and programs, as well as with security issues and access to UN premises.

The UN and the media

UN Press Services in Geneva Links to websites of press services of different UN organisations in Geneva
ACANU - Geneva Association of UN Correspondents

UN Internal support and management services

In Geneva:CEB - UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination Subsidiary bodies:
HLCP - High Level Committee on Programmes
HLCM - High-level Committee on Management
CEB was previously known as "ACC - Administrative Committee on Coordination"
ACC - Administrative Committee on Coordination Former Subsidiary Bodies of the ACC: OC - Organizational Committee; CCAQ - Consultative Committee on Administrative Questions; CCPOQ - Consultative Committee on Programme and Operational Questions; IACSD - Inter-Agency Committee on Sustainable Development; IACWGE - Inter-Agency Committee on Women and Gender Equality

Human Rights, Humanitarian and Refugees

ILO - International Labour Organization The ILO conventions cover diverse fields of Human Rights, such as for instance questions regarding the freedom of association, child work or the rights of indigenous peoples.
Refworld Reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks
World:UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women Merger of "DAW - Division for the Advancement of Women", "INSTRAW - International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women", "OSAGI - Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women" and "UNIFEM - United Nations Development Fund for Women"
UNODA - UN Office for Disarmament Affairs former "DDA - UN Department for Disarmament Affairs"
[Also see the pages Human Rights and Humanitarian and Refugees]

Peace, Disarmament & Security

Economy, Development and World of Work

In Switzerland:BIS - Bank for International Settlements The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an international organisation which fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks.
OPEC Fund for International Development OFID is a development finance institution created to foster social and economic progress in the developing world. The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is a multilateral development finance institution established in 1976 by the Member Countries of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Its objective is to reinforce financial cooperation between OPEC Member Countries and other developing countries, by providing financial support to the latter for their socio-economic development. The resources of OFID are also used to provide grants for food aid, technical assistance, research and similar intellectual activities. One of the institution's central aims is to advance South-South solidarity. OFID has been headquartered in Vienna, Austria since 1976.

Climate and Environment

Population, Health and Agriculture

Children, Education and Culture

Research, Science and Technology

Intellectual Property and Standardization

Postal System, Transports and Communication

Political and Legal Questions

Regional Organisations



Asia and Pacific



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