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How to locate the main documents produced by the United Nations


UN-I-QUE: United Nations Info Quest
A ready-reference file created by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library to respond to frequently asked questions, is designed to provide quick access to document symbols/sales numbers for UN materials (1946 onwards). It does not give full bibliographic details nor does it replace existing bibliographic databases produced by the Library. UN-I-QUE focuses upon documents and publications of a recurrent nature: annual/sessional reports of committees/commissions; annual publications; reports periodically/irregularly issued; reports of major conferences; statements in the General Debate; etc. 

United Nations Digital Library
This platform provides access to UN documents and open-access publications, UN voting data and speeches, UN maps, in the 6 official languages of the UN.

United Nations Official Document System (ODS)
Covers all types of official UN documentation (publications are not included), beginning in 1993. Older UN documents are, however, added to the system on a daily basis. ODS also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards. Documents in all official UN languages : Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Mimeographed documents
Documents published before, during and after the working sessions. Security Council documents from 1975, others from 1992.

Official Records (1947-)
Meetings  reports, resolutions, committee's and commissions annual reports, etc.
Documents in French and English. 
341.123.1 ASS (General Assembly A/)
341.123.2 CONS (Security Council S/)
341.123.3 CONS (Economic and Social Council E/)
341.123.4 CONS (Trusteeship Council T/)

UN Documentation Research Guide
by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library (New York UN library)
An overview of selected UN documents, publications, databases and websites.

E-subscription to United Nations