United Nations Documents
Library has systematically collected UN (UN) documents from
the inception in 1945 by subscribing to a service which issues
microform copies of most of the official documents of the General
Assembly, Secretariat, Security Council, its committees, and the
agencies reporting directly to the U.N. organization.
collection numbers about 450,000 items, excepting
sales documents, i.e. statistical and popular
publications for mass distribution, or
issued by "member organizations" such as the Food and
Agricultural Organization (FAO), UN Educational, Social and
Cultural Organization (UNESCO), or the World Health Organization
(WHO). Selected documents from these and
other international organizations have been acquired and are included in the Library's circulating collection.
Hammerskjold Library (DHL), the official UN library, produces
the joint catalog of the DHL and the UN Geneva Office Library. It includes some
commercial publications and other non-UN sources held in the DHL. Coverage:1979 to present.
Official Document System of the UN (ODS) search engine and full-text
of: General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and
Trusteeship Council, 1946 onwards. All other types
1986 to present, with older documents added daily. Product of the
UN Publications Board. Partly duplicates
UNBIS, described above.
UN Archives and Records Centre
UN Crime and Justice Information
UN Depository Library System - 400
In the USA there are 47 official
These libraries may be able to lend documents not available locally.
UN Publications. Catalog of publications for sale.
UN Scholar Workstation (Yale University)
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