The United Nations delivers vast amounts of information via the internet in at least 6 languages.
The official web site of the United Nations headquarters in New York. Look here for daily UN news, UN documents and publications, UN overview information, UN conference information, photos and other UN information resources including webcasts of significant meetings
The UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB)
It is the longest-standing and highest-level coordination forum of the United Nations system. It provides broad guidance, coordination and strategic direction for the system as a whole in the areas under the responsibility of executive heads
Information Centre for Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific
Lists Depository Libraries Australia, provides information about student internships and contact detail for UN committees, offices and organizations in the region.
Official Document System (ODS)
Library full-text database of parliamentary documents and official records of the United Nations available in the official languages of the UN (English, Spanish and French). Includes General Assembly, Security Council, and other Council resolutions from 1946, all UN parliamentary documents from 1992 and various UN daily journals and lists of documents.
UN Bibliographic Information System (UNBISnet: UN bibliographic information system
Web catalogue of UN documentation and publications indexed by the Dag Hammarskjld Library and the Library of the UN Office at Geneva. Coverage is primarily from 1979 onward.
Link on this page to UNCAPS-Union catalogue of UN system Libraries. Provides a single point of access to library catalogs, indexes and abstract databases, library holdings, links to full-text resources, and archives.
Terminology used in subject analysis of documents and other materials relevant to UN programmes and activities.
UN Info Quest (UN-I-QUE)
Document symbols/sales numbers for annual/sessional reports of committees/commissions; annual publications, etc.
UN Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL)
Materials on the question of Palestine and other issues related to the Middle East situation.
Bibliographic Database of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Bibliographic records of the ECLAC library.
Historical (Major Collection)
Comprehensive collection of mimeographed and printed documents of the major organs and subsidiary organisations of the UN. It does not cover publications of the specialised agencies of the UN.
Use indexes listed below to access the documents in these collections.
This collection is organised by subject and covers, with some variations 1919-1946. A descriptive guide and key to the microfilm collection is with the collection.
UNDEX. United Nations documents index, (1950-1974)
Series A: subject index
Series B: country index
Series C: list of documents issued
Note that this indexes significant publications of the UN main body and subsidiary organizations but not the publications of the Specialized Agencies within the UN systems, eg WHO, World Bank, UNESCO.
Monash Library holdings for Historical statistics
Major statistical serials:
United Nations Documentation: Research Guide
One of the best guides to United Nations documents is available online from the UN's Dag Hammarskjold Library. It is designed for researchers and information professionals new to United Nations documentation and provides an overview of the various types of documents and publications issued by the organization (eg reports, resolutions, meeting records, sales publications, press releases, etc) with guidance on how to work with them.
Yearbook of the United Nations, (1946 - present), UN, NY.
Earlier guides for historical studies
Many reports of the subsidiary bodies to the General Assembly are catalogued as separate titles.
Treaties and International Agreements
United Nations Treaty Collection
Contains the texts of over 50,000 bilateral and multilateral treaties and subsequent treaty actions from the UN and League of Nations documents and other related material.
General Assembly Resolutions
1946- . Some documents in pdf format.
Security Council Resolutions
1946- . Some documents in pdf format.
Economic and Social Council:
Library holdings (Indexes):
The internet provides the best access to current information on UN conferences, resolutions from the major organs, and some documents and speeches from the General Assembly
UN News Centre
Alert service to selected just-released UN online information, major reports, publications and documents. Created and maintained by librarians at the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library, NY.
UN news (coverage of daily events including press releases)