Food aid

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the food distribution agency of
the United Nations system and the largest food aid provider in the world. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) struggles to eradicate hunger worldwide.

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

The FAO works to

  • raise levels of nutrition
  • raise standards of living
  • raise productivity in regard to agriculture and living conditions in rural areas of the world
  • promote international food standards and fair practices in food trade.


  • For documentation from the World Food Programme, see DagDok: WFP.
  • For documentation from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, see DagDok FAO.

UN documents and publications in catalogues and databases

  • United Nations Digital Library offers UN documents and open access publications, UN voting data and speeches, UN maps, Content in 6+ languages. Replaces the traditional online catalogue UNBISnet.
  • UN iLibrary UN publications online covering different topics.
  • ODS full-text UN documents published from 1993 onward and scanned documents published between 1946 and 1993 in the official languages of the UN.
  • Daily list of documents (ODS). Documents published for the day, with full text links, can be found in the United Nations full text database ODS.
  • UNBIS Thesaurus a multilingual database of the controlled vocabulary used to describe UN documents.
  • Index to proceedings is an annual bibliographic guide to the proceedings and documentation of the major UN organs. The index includes:
    • a list of all documents
    • a comprehensive subject index
    • an index to speeches
    • a voting chart of resolutions
  • United Nations Documents Index (United Nations Digital Library) References to all documents by subject area are published. A collection of indexes is held by the Dag Hammarskjöld and Law Library, Uppsala, and the Libraries at UN Headquarters in New York and Geneva.
Last modified: 2024-02-15