Background

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 UN iLibrary database.

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