UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, is a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to addressing the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. UNAIDS was established in 1996 and works to coordinate and support international efforts to prevent new HIV infections, provide access to treatment and care, and mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on individuals, communities, and societies.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to protect and assist refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), stateless individuals, and other forcibly displaced populations. UNHCR was established in December 1950 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) is an autonomous institute within the United Nations system that conducts research and provides analysis on disarmament and security-related issues. UNIDIR's mandate is to contribute to disarmament efforts and the promotion of international peace and security through its research, publications, and engagement with governments, international organizations, and civil society.
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is an autonomous training and research institute within the United Nations system. Established in 1963, UNITAR's mission is to enhance the effectiveness of the UN through diplomatic training, and to increase the impact of national actions through public awareness-raising, education, and training of public policy officials.
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations that provides project management, procurement, and infrastructure services to support the implementation of development and peacebuilding initiatives around the world. UNOPS was established in 1973 and operates as a self-financing, nonprofit organization.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) provides assistance and support to Palestinian refugees in the Middle East. UNRWA was established in 1949 following the Arab-Israeli conflict and subsequent displacement of Palestinian refugees. Its mandate is to provide essential services and humanitarian assistance to Palestinian refugees and to contribute to their well-being, development, and human rights.
The United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) is a specialized training and learning institution that provides professional development, capacity-building, and knowledge-sharing opportunities to staff working within the United Nations system. Established in 2002, UNSSC aims to enhance the skills, knowledge, and effectiveness of UN personnel and other partners involved in international development and cooperation.
The United Nations University (UNU) is a global research and training institute that operates under the auspices of the United Nations. Established in 1973, UNU's mission is to contribute to solving global challenges by conducting research, training experts, and promoting knowledge sharing on pressing issues related to sustainable development, peace, and human rights. The University comprises 14 research and training institutes in 12 countries.
UN Women, officially known as the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, is a United Nations organization dedicated to promoting gender equality and women's empowerment globally. It was established in 2010 through the merging of four previously separate entities focused on women's issues within the UN system.