UN Depository Library Collection

Tribhuvan University Central Library serves as the only depository library in Nepal for the publications of United Nations and its agencies since 1964. The UN depository code number for TUCL is DL-169. Several other international organizations have declared TUCL as the depository library in Nepal for their publications. Every year over 350 materials are received and added to this collection. At present, the collection exceeds 28,000 volumes of documents including books, periodicals, newsletters, bulletins official records maps, CD ROMs, reports etc. Over 150 titles of journals are received every year. Records of the collection are available in the TUCL Master Database. The books in this section are not available for loan but users can browse their required documents freely from the open racks. This UN section has developed the following library/tools for consultation and easy retrieval of its collection.

  1. Catalogue of United Nations Periodicals
  2. Reference sources of UN publications

Some of the names of the United Nations' Agencies and other International Organizations that have been sending their publications to this library are as follows:

  1. Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Philippines
  2. Economic & Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) New York, USA.
  3. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Rom
  4. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Washington, DC.
  5. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Canada.
  6. International Labour Organization (ILO) Geneva
  7. International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, DC.
  8. International Maritime Organization (IMO) London
  9. United Nations (U.N.) New York, USA
  10. United Nations Center for Regional Development (UNCRD) Japan
  11. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) New York, USA
  12. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), New York, USA
  13. United Nations Disaster Relief Coordination (UNDRO), Geneva
  14. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Nairobi, Kenya
  15. United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco Paris, France.
  16. United Nations Fund for population Activities (UNFPA) New York, USA
  17. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) New York, USA
  18. United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), Geneva
  19. United Nations University (UNU) USA or Japan
  20. United Nation Volunteers (UNV), Geneva
  21. World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva
  22. World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva

International Organizations

  1. Asian Vegetable Research and Development Centre, Shanhua, tainan 741, Taiwan
  2. Asian productivity Organization, 4-14 Akasaka, 8-Chome, Minatoku Tokyo 107-0052, Japan
  3. Australian National University, Canberra, Australia,
  4. Demographic and Health Surveys Programme DHS, Micro International Inc., 11785 Belt Sville Drive, Suite 300, Calverton, MD 20705, USA
  5. East-West Population Institute, East West Centre, 1777 East West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii
  6. International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) 19, Avenue dela Paix, 1202, Geneva, Switzerland.
  7. International Development Research Centre (IDRC) O.Box 8500, Ottawa, Ontario, KIG 3H9 Canada
  8. International Food Policy Research Institute,1776 Massachusetts Ave, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036
  9. International Statistical Institute 428 Prines, Beatrixlaan Box 950 2270, AZ Vooberg Netherland
  10. World Tourism Organization, C/Capitan Haya, 42, 28020 Madrid, Spain


International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)  9 Titles
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) 1 Title
International Labors Organization (ILO) 10 Titles

International Maritime Organization (IMF) 2 Titles
International Maritime Organization (IMO) 1 Title
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 6 Titles
United Nations (UN) 18 Titles
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 2 Titles
United Nation Development Programme (UNDP)  4 Titles
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 5 Titles
United Nations High Commission for Refugees ( UNHCR) 17 Titles
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 17 Titles
United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) 4 Titles
United Nations Research Institute for social development (UNRISD)  1 Title
United Nations University (UNU) 3 Titles
United Nations Volunteers (UNV) 1 Title
Worlds Health Organization (WHO) 4 Titles
 World Meteorological Organization ( WMO)  1 Title
 World Trade Organization ( WTO)  2 Titles