The Annual Statistical Report on Procurement by United Nations organizations (ASR) is 31 years old, having first been presented in 1984. It was prepared by the Inter-Agency Procurement Services Office (IAPSO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and submitted to the 39th session of the General Assembly. By Resolution 39/220, the General Assembly established a need for recurring reporting of this type of information and encouraged organizations of the UN system to participate in this important exercise. Since 2008 the report has been compiled by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), The 2014 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement (ASR) reports on procurement from developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The report highlights the performance of the United Nations system in increasing opportunities for vendors in such countries.