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Many United Nations organizations, programmes, specialized agencies and convention secretariats are partners in the UN system-wide Earthwatch, contributing in some way to environmental observation, assessment and reporting activities that provide information for decision-making. These activities are summarized for each organization in the sections that follow, together with points of contact for their information activities, and direct Web links to each organization.

NOTE: This part of the Earthwatch web site is not being maintained regularly at present due to lack of staff. Some of the information, particularly contact information, is out of date. Please check the date of last update for the individual pages.

UN Organizations and Specialized Agencies (in alphabetical order)
 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations  (FAO)
 -- Fishery Resources
 -- Forest Resources
 -- Land and Water
 -- Remote Sensing
 -- Statistics
 Global Environment Facility (GEF)
 HABITAT  - United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (UNCHS)
 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
 International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
 International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
 International Labour Organization (ILO)
 International Maritime Organization (IMO)
 International Monetary Fund (IMF)
 Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO
 United Nations Secretariat:
 - United Nations Cartographic Section (UN DPI)
 - United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA):
  -- United Nations Division for Sustainable Development (UNDSD)
  -- United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
  -- United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (UNDAW)
 - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
 - United Nations Information Systems Coordination Committee (ISCC)
 - United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
-- UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit
-- International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR)
 United Nations Childrens' Fund (UNICEF)
 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
 -- Trade Control Measures Information System
 -- Trade, Environment and Commodities
 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
 - United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
 - UNDP Office to Combat Desertification and Drought (UNSO)
 United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
 United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE)
 -- European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP)
 -- International Cooperative Programme for Research on Integrated Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Ecosystems (EB/ICP Integrated Monitoring)
 -- International Cooperative Programme on Effects of Air Pollutants and other Stresses on Crops and Non-wood Plants (EB/ICP Crops)
 -- International Cooperative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Acidification of Rivers and Lakes (EB/ICP Surface Waters)
 -- International Cooperative Programme on Effects of Air Pollution on Materials, including Historic and Cultural Monuments (EB/ICP Materials)
 -- International Cooperative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests (EB/ICP Forests)
 United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC)
 United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP)
 United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA)
 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
 -- Biodiversity
 -- Biotechnology
 -- Chemicals (IRPTC)
 -- Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA)
 -- Dryland Ecosystems and Desertification
 -- Global International Waters Assessment (GIWA)
 -- Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP/ROAP)
 -- Regional Seas Programmes
 -- United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR)
 -- Water and Oceans
 -- UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
 United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
 United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
 United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
 UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)
 United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
 United Nations University (UNU)
 World Bank (WB)
 World Food Programme (WFP)
 World Health Organization (WHO)
 -- Health-related Environmental Monitoring
 -- Health Statistics (HST)
 -- Monitoring of Water Supply and Sanitation Coverage
 -- Office of Global and Integrated Environment Health (EHG)
 -- Programme for the Promotion of Chemical Safety
 World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
 World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
 -- Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW)
 -- Hydrology and Water Resources Programme (HWRP)
 -- Marine Pollution Emergency Response Support System (MPERSS)
 -- World Climate Programme (WCP)
 -- World Weather Watch (WWW)
 World Trade Organization (WTO)

Inter-agency Programmes
 Global Climate Observing System (GCOS)
 Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS)
 Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS)
 Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP)
 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
 Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS)

 Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes
 Convention on Biological Diversity
 Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)
 Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident; Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident (IAEA)
 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
 Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping (IMO)
 Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar)
 Ozone Secretariat (Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol)
 Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure (PIC)
 United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification  (UNCCD)
 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOS)
 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change  (UNFCCC)

 Joint web site of the Biodiversity-related Conventions

Non-Governmental Organizations
 Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE)

Format for entries with explanation of each heading

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