Overview: The UN institutions in Germany


Most UN institutions in Germany are located in Bonn but there are also UN bodies in Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Nuremberg and Munich. A summary of all UN organisations based in Germany is available here.


Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP Representation Office in Germany)

United Nations Volunteers Programme (UNV)

UN SDG Action Campaign

Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS)

Secretariat of the Agreement on the Conservation of African‑Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (UNEP/AEWA)

Secretariat of the Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas (UNEP/ASCOBANS)

Secretariat of the Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats (UNEP/EUROBATS)

Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

United Nations Global Centre for Human Resources Services

UNESCO International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNESCO-UNEVOC)

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) - Liaison Office Bonn

UN Platform for Space‑Based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UNOOSA/UN‑SPIDER)

United Nations Office for Project Services - Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (UNOPS-ICAT)

United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) – German liaison office

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development – (UNRISD)

United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU‑EHS)

United Nations University – Vice Rectorate in Europe (UNU‑ViE)

UNSSC United Nations System Staff College Bonn

World Health Organization – European Centre for Environment and Health (WHO‑ECEH)

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Investment and Technology Promotion Office Germany (ITPO Germany)

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) / Secretariat of the Global Water Operator’s Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA)

Global Geodetic Centre of Excellence (UNDESA/GGCE) for the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management


WHO Office Berlin, Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence

International Labour Organization – Representation in Germany (ILO)

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – Regional Representation for Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic (UNHCR)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP Representation Office in Germany)

International Organization for Migration

World Food Programme (WFP)

United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF Public Partnerships Division)

Office of the World Bank in Berlin


United Nations University – Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU‑FLORES)


International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank


International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL)


UNHCR Nuremberg


World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator

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