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This guide provides an overview of the wide variety of information and documentation resources made available by various entities across the United Nations System. 

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  • AGROVOC
    AGROVOC is a controlled vocabulary covering all areas of interest to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO), including food, nutrition, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, environment etc.
  • AIDSinfo
    Statistical resource on AIDS and HIV worldwide.
  • Audiovisual Library of International Law
    The research library contains links to other web-based resources providing international law-related materials. The library is divided into four components: resources relating to treaties; materials concerning the jurisprudence of international courts and tribunals; access to selected UN publications and repositories; and selected scholarly writings in international law.

C

  • Convention on Biological Diversity Information Centre
    Information Centre for the the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Access to meeting documents, documentation, databases, major publications and more.
  • CTBTO Info Center
    The information centre of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) provides access to documentation related to its activities.
  • CTBTO Legal Resources
    A collection of legal texts, agreements, national implementation measures, and other documentation relating to the work of the The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).

D

  • DESA - Global Economic Outlook Data
    Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) database that indexes various economic data criteria, including imports, exports, and growth rates, for regions of the world.
  • DESA - Statistical Databases
    Collection of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Statistical Division databases, including commodity trade statistics, census knowledge, disability statistics, good practices, joint oil data, millennium data indicators, population, and social indicators.
  • Disarmament Education: Resources for Learning
    Website listing various on training in the field of disarmament; among them a video library, podcasts, presentations, and resources for teachers and students. Maintained by UNODA (Office for Disarmament Affairs).
  • DOALOS
    Portal for searching all of the publicly available documents on the Division for Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea (DOALOS) website.
  • DPA - UN Peacemaker
    Intended for peacemaking professionals, it includes an extensive database of peace agreements, guidance material and information on the UN’s mediation support services.
  • DPKO - Peacekeeping Resource Hub
    Department of Peacekeeping Operations, policy, best practices, lessons learned and training material.
  • DPKO - Policy and Best Practice Database  Icon
    Access restricted to UN Staff - guidance and best practices materials produced by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations.

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  • ECE - Statistical Database
    Statistical database of the Economic and Social Commission for Europe. Includes country overviews, economic, forestry, gender, transport, and other statistics.
  • ECLAC - CEPALSTAT
    Statistical database of the Economic and Social Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Includes social, demographic, economic, environmental, and other statistics.
  • ECLAC - Integrated Database for Trade Disputes
    Developed by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, this database provides analysis of the main issues involved in trade disputes of interest to the region.
  • ECLAC Library Catalogue
    Catalogue of the library for the Economic and Social Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • ECOLEX
    ECOLEX is an information service on environmental law, operated jointly by FAO, IUCN and UNEP. The database includes information on treaties, international soft-law and other non-binding policy and technical guidance documents, national legislation, judicial decisions, and law and policy literature.
  • Enterprise Surveys
    Enterprise Surveys, an International Finance Corporation (IFC) database, offers an expansive array of economic data on 130,000 firms in 135 countries. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, corruption, infrastructure, crime, competition, and performance measures.
  • ESCAP - Trade and Investment Division
    Databases developed by the Trade and Investment Division of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific to facilitate and promote the dissemination of information on its activities, research and projects carried out in Asia and the Pacific region.
  • ESCAP Data Centre
    Statistical database of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Includes population, health, education, labor, infrastructure, finance, trade, environment, gender, and other statistics.
  • ESCAP Library
    Catalogue of the library for the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
  • ESCWA - Glossary
    Developed by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.
  • ESCWA Library Catalogue
    Catalogue of the library for the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.
  • Environmental Data Explorer
    The authoritative source for data sets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments. More than 500 different variables, as national, subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets. Display them on-the-fly as maps, graphs, data tables or download the data in different formats.

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  • FAIS World Food Programme
    The Food Aid Information System (FAIS) database of the World Food Programme (WFP) contains reliable and comprehensive data on food aid flows. It is a source of information for food aid actors, academics, the media and anyone interested in global efforts to eradicate hunger and malnutrition.
  • FAO Corporate Document Repository
    A database for the Food and Agriculture Organization's publications, meetings, and articles.
  • FAO Governing & Statutory Bodies
    FAO's collection of databases that provide documents from Food and Agriculture Organization conferences, councils, and various committees.
  • FAO Library Catalogue
    Catalogue of the David Lubin Memorial Library of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  • FAO Statistics
    Links to various statistical databases of the Food and Agriculture Organization, including Agro-MAPS, AQUASTAT, CountrySTAT, FAOSTAT, Fishery and Aquaculture Statistics, Forestry Country Profiles, GLIPHA, PAAT Information Systems, and TERRASTAT.
  • Faolex
    Food and Agriculture Organization Legal Office database consisting of summaries and some translations of laws and regulations on topics falling within FAO's mandate - agriculture, cultivated plants, environment, fisheries, food, forestry, land and soil, livestock, water and wild species and ecosystems.
  • FTS - ReliefWeb Financial Tracking Services
    The FTS is a global, real-time database that records all reported international humanitarian aid (including that for NGOs and the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement, bilateral aid, in-kind aid, and private donations). The database is maintained by the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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  • GDACS - Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System
    The GDACS provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters and tools to facilitate response coordination, including media monitoring, map catalogues and Virtual On-Site Operations Coordination Centre. The service is provided by UN OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) in cooperation with the European Union.
  • GEO - Global Environment Outlook
    The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) is a consultative, participatory process that builds capacity for conducting integrated environmental assessments for reporting on the state, trends and outlooks of the environment. It features a series of products that informs environmental decision-making and aims to facilitate the interaction between science and policy. Published by UNEP (UN Environment Programme).

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  • IAEA - International Nuclear Information System (INIS)
    Offers access to a unique collection of non conventional full text documents. Developed by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
  • IAEA - Library Catalogue
    Catalogue of the library for the International Atomic Energy Agency. Contains link to other relevant IAEA databases.
  • IAEA - NUCLEUS
    NUCLEUS is the International Atomic Energy Agency's common access point to its wide variety of scientific, technical, and regulatory information resources.
  • ICAO - Databases and Studies
    International Civil Aviation Organization's database of aeronautical agreements and arrangements.
  • ICC - Legal Tools Database
    The International Criminal Court Legal Tools database equips users with legal information, digests, reference tools and an application to work more effectively with core international crimes cases (involving war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide);
  • ICSID Bibliography
    Searchable bibliography of articles and books of the World Bank International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), texts of the ICSID Convention, and bilateral investment treaties.
  • ICSID Decisions and Awards
    This database provides access to publicly available information on the decisions and awards rendered in World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) cases.
  • ICTR Basic Documents and Case Law
    Searchable database of documents pertaining to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
  • ICTY Court Records
    Provides access to all public records filed with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
  • IFAD Publications
    Reports, papers, factsheets and more from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
  • ILO - EPLex
    The Employment protection legislation database (EPLex) of the International Labour Organization provides information on key topics that are regularly examined in national and comparative studies on employment termination legislation.
  • ILO - Triblex
    Case law database of the International Labour Organization Administrative Tribunal, which hears complaints from serving and former officials of the International Labour Office and of the other international organizations that have recognized its jurisdiction.
  • ILO Statistics and Databases
    Collection of statistics and databases compiled by the International Labour Organization: core labour statistics, country-level data, child labour statistics, occupational health and safety, conventions and recommendations documents, reference literature, and labour legislation.
  • IMF - BOPS
    The International Monetary Fund's Balance of Payments Statistics has adapted the Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook (BOPSY). It contains BoPs and international investment position data of individual countries, jurisdictions & other reporting entities, information on regional and world totals of the BoPs, and descriptions of methodologies, compilation practices, and data sources used by selected reporting countries.
  • IMF - IFS
    This database is the online version of the International Monetary Fund’s principal statistical publication, International Financial Statistics (IFS).
  • IMF Direction of Trade Statistics
    This database presents current figures on the value of merchandise exports and imports for most member countries of the International Monetary Fund.
  • IMF E-Library  Icon  Icon
    Access restricted to UN Staff - IMF publications which provide in-depth, independent analysis on the financial crisis, development, macroeconomics, poverty reduction, trade, globalization, and more.
  • IMO - Documents
    Registration required. This Site is provided for IMO Member Governments, Intergovernmental agencies, and organisations in consultative status with the IMO.
  • IMO - Global Integrated Shipping Information System
    The International Maritime Organization's collection of data and databases regarding various aspects of shipping information, including security, port reception, simulators, greenhouse gas emissions, pollution prevention, marine casualties and incidents, contact points, and local regulations.
  • IMO - SeaLibrary Catalogue
    SeaLibrary is the online bibliographic catalogue of the Maritime Knowledge Centre’s collections of books, conference proceedings, key IMO documents, articles, videos and DVD’s.
  • Indicator Registry | UNAIDS
    The Indicator Registry is a central repository of information on indicators used to track the AIDS epidemic and the national, regional and global response.
  • InforMEA
    InforMEA (UN Information Portal on Multilateral Environmental Agreements) provides information on Conference of the Parties (COP) decisions and resolutions, news, events, Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) membership, national focal points, national reports, and implementation plans from MEA secretariats.
  • INIS/ETDE Thesaurus
    The Joint INIS/ETDE Thesaurus includes physics, chemistry, materials science, earth sciences, radiation biology, radioisotope effects and kinetics, applied life sciences, radiology and nuclear medicine, isotope and radiation source technology, radiation protection, radiation applications, engineering, instrumentation, fossil fuels, synthetic fuels, renewable energy sources, advanced energy systems, fission and fusion reactor technology, safeguards and inspection, waste management, environmental aspects of the production and consumption of energy from nuclear and non-nuclear sources, energy efficiency and energy conservation, economics and sociology of energy production and use, energy policy, and nuclear law.
  • International Law Commission Database
    Database with full-text search capabilities of all International Law Commission documents, including reports, texts and commentaries, summary records, etc.
  • IPCC Glossary
    Glossary of terms used in publications published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
  • ISA Bibliographic Database
    Collection of scientific papers relevant to the International Seabed Authority and its work.
  • ISA Central Data Repository
    The Central Data Repository of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) holds centralized data of public and private information on marine mineral resources acquired from various institutions worldwide. Includes graphical interface with map of the seabed of the world's oceans.
  • ISA Library Catalogue
    Catalogue for the library of the International Seabed Authority.
  • ITC - Market Analysis Tools
    The International Trade Centre has developed five web portals: Trade Map, Market Access Map, Investment Map, Trade Competitiveness Map and Product Map to enhance the transparency of global trade and market access and to help users in their market analyses.
  • ITC - Online Library
    Library catalogue for the International Trade Centre, which consists of two databases: ITCDOC, for ITC publications, and TRADEDOC, for external resources.
  • ITU - ICT Statistics
    This is the International Telecommunication Union's comprehensive source for ICT information. It provides telecommunication/ICT indicators and statistics, regulatory and policy profiles, national tariff policies, and scientific institutions, etc.
  • ITU - Library Catalogue
    Catalogue of the library for the International Telecommunications Union.

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  • Labordoc
    Online repository of ILO (International Labour Organization) publications, journals, meeting documents, and conventions. It also links to the ILO library catalogue.

M

  • Maritime Knowledge Centre
    The online Maritime Knowledge Centre of the IMO (International Maritime Organization) provides links to several information resources on maritime safety, security and prevention of pollution from ships as well as other maritime related issues.
  • Mine Action Project Portfolio
    The Mine Action Project Portfolio is a resource tool and database of reference documents for donors, policy-makers, advocates, and national and international mine action implementers.

O

  • OCHA - WebVoyage
    Library catalogue for the Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.
  • Official Document System (ODS)
    United Nations official document system: provides full text search of documents issued since 1993; resolutions of all principal organ & Security Council plenary documents since 1946 ; older documents are added regularly. Includes the Daily Journals of New York and Geneva.
  • OHCHR - Charter-based Body Database
    OHCHR (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights) maintained database including documents for the Human Rights Council, its predecessor and their subsidiaries and parent organs.

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  • PreventionWeb
    PreventionWeb serves the information needs of the disaster risk reduction community, including the development of information exchange tools to facilitate collaboration. It is a project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).
  • Principal Global Indicators - Economic & Financial Statistics
    The PGI is hosted by the Inter-Agency Group on Economic and Financial Statistics and presents data for the Group of 20 (G-20) to facilitate the monitoring of economic and financial developments for these systemically important economies.

R

  • Refworld
    The Refworld database of UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Refugees) provides information for making decisions on refugee status. Refworld's collection is derived from a diverse network of international organizations that relate to countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks.
  • ReliefWeb
    ReliefWeb contains a collection of maps indexed by country and the type of disaster or emergency.
  • Reports of International Arbitral Awards
    The Reports of International Arbitral Awards provide a systematic collection of International arbitral and judicial awards which are of considerable importance as a "subsidiary means for the determination of the rules of law".

S

  • StatBase - Economic Commission for Africa
    Browsable and searchable statistical database for ECA (Economic Commission for Africa).
  • Sustainable Development Database
    Collection of databases compiled by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Division for Sustainable Development. Includes case studies, consumption and production, partnerships, and water action network databases.

T

  • Terminology on DRR
    The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) develops these basic definitions on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) to promote a common understanding on the subject for use by the public, authorities and practitioners.
  • TourisTerm
    TourisTerm is the World Tourism Organization's (UNWTO) terminological database, in the five official languages of the Organization (Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish). There are also links to online references and other useful information.

U

  • UN Administrative Tribunal
    Searchable database of the decisions of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal. Coverage: 1950-2009.
  • UN Appeals Tribunal
    Judgments and orders of the United Nations Appeals Tribunal of the Office of the Administration of Justice. Searchable database as well as list of judgments and orders organized chronologically.
  • UN Atlas of the Oceans
    The UN Atlas of the Oceans is a portal providing a wide variety of relevant information on sustainable development information of oceans.
  • UN Audio Library
    The UN Audio Library provides audio recordings of meetings and events held at the UN Headquarters. There are also historic recordings of UN Radio programmes, a Secretaries-General's collection, and interviews. The recordings are available for download via the library's website (link), or via FTP upon demand.
  • UN Data
    UNdata brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point. Users can now search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN system from a wide range of departments and subject matter.
  • UN Disarmament Yearbook
    Extensive review of United Nations disarmament activities during a given year.
    Part I: Resolutions and decisions; Part II: Developments and Trends.
  • UN Juridical Yearbook
    Since 1962, the Secretary-General has published, on an annual basis, a Juridical Yearbook which includes documentary materials of a legal character concerning the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations. Coverage: 1963-2011.
  • UN Legal Publications Global Search
    Full-text searchable database for publications of the Office of Legal Affairs Codification Division, including International Law Commission documents and yearbooks, proceedings of diplomatic conferences, summaries of International Court of Justice judgments, reports of international arbitration awards, the Repertory of Practice of UN organs, and the Juridical Yearbook.
  • UN Meetings Coverage and Press Releases
    Available online from October 1995. Press Releases are not official documents but provide timely information on the current activities of the principal organs and subsidiary bodies, including summaries of meetings.
  • UN Member States: On the Record
    UN Member States: On the Record links to pre-set, standard searches for each Member State in UNBISnet, UN-I-QUE, and the Press Release database. Searches available for each Member State include: the key documents related to its membership in the UN; statements made before the principal organs; draft resolutions sponsored; periodic reports submitted on Human Rights conventions, and more.
  • UN OHCHR - Charter-based Body Database
    OHCHR (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights) maintained database including documents for the Human Rights Council, its predecessor and their subsidiaries and parent organs.
  • UN OHCHR - Treaty Body Database
    Includes documents submitted to any of the UN human rights treaty monitoring bodies. Filter by convention, country, type of document, document symbol, and/or date.
  • UN OHCHR - Universal Human Rights Index
    Provides access to country-related documents submitted to any of the UN human rights bodies, including the special procedures.
  • UN OHCHR - Universal Periodic Review Database
    Includes documents submitted to the UPR as well as related material; Search by session or by country.
  • UN OHCHR Library Catalogue
    Catalogue of the library for the OHCHR (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights).
  • UN Photo Library
    The United Nations Photo Library holds a collection of approximately 800,000 photographs dating back to the mid-1940s, chronicling the history of the Organization and its work. The collection includes coverage of historic UN meetings and events, as well as a wide array of field coverage from its earliest days.
  • UN Treaty Collection
    This database provides information on the status of over 500 major multilateral instruments deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations and covers a range of subject matter such as Human Rights, Disarmament, Commodities, Refugees, the Environment and the Law of the Sea.
  • UN Yearbook
    The Yearbook of the United Nations is the principal reference work of the UN and provides a detailed overview of the Organization's activities during the course of a year. All the Yearbooks, 1945 to the most recent, are available online and provide citation to the documentation and include the full text of resolutions.
  • UN-HABITAT e-library
    Library containing United Nations Human Settlements Programme's (UN-HABITAT) repository of reports, resolutions, declarations, training materials and best practices.
  • UN-I-QUE
    UN Info Quest (UN-I-QUE) provides citation to the symbols for documents throughout the history of the organization: each record within UN-I-QUE is historically comprehensive. UN-I-QUE does not provide citation to all documents, but to certain documents of a recurrent nature.
  • UN-Spider Knowledge Portal
    The UN-Spider Knowledge Portal is a resource developed by UNOOSA (UN Office for Outer Space Affairs). It is the United Nations Platform for Space-Based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response.
  • UN-Women Constitutional Database
    UN-Women maintains this database that compiles all the different provisions related to gender contained in constitutions in countries around the world. Searchable by keywords, provisions, regions or countries.
  • UNBISnet - Bibliographic Records
    UNBISnet is the catalogue of the UN Library in New York. In addition to the library's holdings it accesses multilingual versions of UN documents (1993-present), citation to documents (1979-present) ; metadata and online links to older documents are added regularly.
  • UNBISnet - Index to Speeches
    Provides access to meeting records of the Principal organs, beginning in the mid-1980s, by country or organization, speaker, document symbol, or topic.
  • UNBISnet - Voting Records
    Provides the recorded vote for all resolutions adopted by the General Assembly and Security Council, 1946-present. Documents can be searched by resolution symbol, keyword, or date.
  • UNBISnet Thesaurus
    The multilingual UNBIS Thesaurus contains the terminology used in subject analysis of documents and other materials relevant to United Nations programmes and activities. Available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
  • UNCCD Official Documents Centre
    Access to all the official UNCCD (UN Convention to Combat Desertification) documents of all the sessions of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and one of its subsidiary bodies, the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC).
  • UNCDF Resources
    Access to annual reports, project documents, evaluations and assessment documentation as well as guides and toolkits for development practitioners from the UN Credit Development FUND (UNCDF).
  • UNCITRAL CLOUT Cases Database
    The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) database CLOUT (Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts) offers a fast method of searching the abstracts collected in the CLOUT system.
  • UNCITRAL Library Catalogue
    The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Library jointly maintains an online catalogue with the other United Nations libraries in Vienna.
  • UNCTAD - Investment Instruments Online
    Bilateral Investment Treaties database: This compilation is based on the electronic versions of BITs made available by a number of countries on their official websites, as well as the printed versions available from official national and international collections and publications.
  • UNCTAD Publications
    UNCTAD Publications offers access to the flagship reports, series, policy briefs, and meeting documentation of the UN Conference on Trade and Development.
  • UNCTAD Statistics
    Collection of statistical databases offered by UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), including commodity price statistics, foreign direct investment, information and communication technology statistics, and trade control measures.
  • UNCTC - UN Center on Transnational Corporations
    This resource provides access to documents and publications published by the United Nations Center on Transnational Corporations (UNCTC). Covers the years of existence of UNCTC; 1974-1993.
  • UNDP Projects
    Database with detailed information on the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) 6,000+ development projects in 177 countries and territories worldwide.
  • UNDT
    Judgments and orders of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal of the Office of the Administration of Justice. Searchable database as well as list of judgments organized chronologically and list of orders organized by duty station.
  • UNECA Knowledge and Library Services
    Access to the institutional repository and library catalogue of the ECA (Economic Commission for Africa) from 1958 to the present.
  • UNEP Knowledge Repository
    The UNEP Knowledge Repository is the official platform for its research content and knowledge products, offering open access to UNEP’s (UN Environment Programme) publications, technical and assessment reports, guidelines, newsletters, journal articles and other types of information material.
  • UNESCO - Institute for Statistics
    The Institute for Statistics Data Centre of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) contains over 1,000 types of indicators and raw data on education, literacy, science and technology, culture and communication. Custom tables may be generated, and predefined tables are also available.
  • UNESCO Thesarus
    The UNESCO Thesaurus is a controlled and structured list of terms used in subject analysis and retrieval of documents and publications in the fields of education, culture, natural sciences, social and human sciences, communication and information.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
    Clickable map and searchable list of all UNESCO World Heritage Sites worldwide.
  • UNESCOTERM
    UNESCOTERM is a terminology database covering the subject areas education, science and culture.
  • UNESDOC
    Contains over 130 000 downloadable documents in six official languages covering all UNESCO fields of competence since 1945. The database also includes publications edited by the Organization.
  • UNFCCC Doc Search
    Documents of the Conference of the Parties for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
  • UNFCCC Library Catalogue
    Catalogue of the library for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
  • UNFCCC Local Coping Strategies Database
    The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change database facilitates the transfer of long-standing coping strategies/mechanisms, knowledge and experience from communities that have had to adapt to specific hazards or climatic conditions to communities that may just be starting to experience such conditions, as a result of climate change.
  • UNFPA - Country Profiles
    Since 2003, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Population Reference Bureau have collaborated in publishing Country Profiles for Population and Reproductive Health. Each country profile is followed by more than 100 indicators on health and development, including internal disparities and public financing for health and education.
  • UNGEGN World Geographical Names
    Database provided by the UN Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) in cooperation with the UN Statistics Division. It is a multilingual, multiscriptual geo-referenced geographical names database containing authoritative information on country and place names worldwide.
  • UNHCR Statistical Online Population Database
    This UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Refugees) database provides data and trends on the "Population of concern to UNHCR": refugees, asylum-seekers, returned refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) protected/assisted by UNHCR, returned IDPs, stateless persons, and others of concern to UNHCR, in more than 150 countries.
  • UNICEF - Country statistics
    Economic and social statistics provided by the UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) on the countries and territories of the world, with particular reference to children’s well-being. The statistics are published annually in the organization’s flagship publication. It includes tables combining statistics for all countries.
  • UNICRI - Bibliography on Environmental Crimes
    The Bibliography on Environmental Crimes includes material that has been collected for the preparation of specific projects developed by UNICRI's Emerging Crimes team and the documentation collected by the UNICRI Library over the years.
  • UNICRI - Bibliography on Organized Crime and Corruption
    The Bibliography on Organized Crime and Corruption lists monographs and articles from journals received by the library of the UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute) since 2000.
  • UNICRI - Bibliography on Trafficking in Persons
    The Bibliography on Trafficking in Persons (TIP) includes material collected for the preparation of specific projects developed by UNICRI's Counter-Trafficking Team and all the related documents received by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) Library since the year 2000.
  • UNICRI - Criminological Thesaurus
    The UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute) Thesaurus lists the keywords used by UNICRI Documentation Service to index its Library Collection documents and by users to retrieve catalogue information. It covers all subjects related to crime prevention and criminal justice in the widest sense.
  • UNICRI - Library Catalogue
    Catalogue of the library for the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute.
  • UNICRI - World Criminological Directory
    This Directory covers almost 500 institutes in some 90 countries, including academic institutions, governmental institutes, NGOs, private institutes, and international organizations. The information that is provided on the institutes includes contact details, web page links, names of directors and staff, activities and projects, sources of funding, and periodicals issued.
  • UNIDO - Statistical Country Briefs
    The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) maintains this statistical database for major indicators of industrial performance. The briefs are organized by country to meet the needs of a wide range of data users.
  • UNIDO Resources
    Access to publications, statistics, multimedia, and other resources from UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization).
  • UNISDR Publications
    Publications of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) may be browsed by subject, type or region.
  • UNISPAL Documents Collection
    The United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine's (UNISPAL) collection contains the texts of current and historical United Nations material concerning the question of Palestine and other issues related to the Middle East situation and the search for peace. Documents are mostly in English.
  • UNODA - Disarmament Treaties Database
    UNODA (UN Office for Disarmament Affairs) publishes information on the status of multilateral Arms Regulation and Disarmament Agreements, presenting data on signatories, parties of relevant agreements and the texts of the agreements.
  • UNODA - Register of Conventional Arms
    The UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) Register of Conventional Arms includes data provided by states on arms transfers as well as information on military holdings, procurement through national production and relevant policies.
  • UNODA Documents Library
    UNODA's (UN Office for Disarmament Affairs) specialized archive provides quick and direct access to United Nations disarmament-related documents in one convenient location. It includes special sessions final documents and reports; Disarmament Commission guidelines and treaty review declarations.
  • UNODA Military Expenditures Database
    Publicly available reports from UN Member States on national military expenditures.
  • UNODC Data and analysis
    Access to various resources from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The site inks to the World Drug Report and the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons as well as statistics, surveys, studies and journals relating to UNODCs working fields.
  • UNODC Human Trafficking Case Law Database
    UNODC (UN Office on Drugs and Crime) developed database collecting and disseminating information on human trafficking prosecutions and convictions.
  • UNODC Tools and Publications on Smuggling of Migrants
    Access to key tools and recommended sources on smuggling of migrants from UNODC (UN Ofiice on Drugs and Crime). Resources include a Human Trafficking Case Law Database, a Victim Translation Assistance Tool, and a toolkit to Combat Smuggling of Migrants.
  • UNOG Library Catalogues
    Catalogue for the library at the United Nations Office in Geneva.
  • UNON - UNALIS
    Catalogue for the library at the United Nations Office in Nairobi.
  • UNOOSA Index
    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) collection of information regarding space launchings by Member States. Includes name of launching State, designator of the space object or its registration number, date and territory or location of launch, basic orbital parameters, and general function of the space object.
  • UNOOSA National Space Law Database
    Database of space law legislative texts of various countries compiled by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs.
  • UNOSAT
    UNOSAT, the UNITAR Operational Satellite Applications Programme, prepares maps, analytical reports and datasets in support of international humanitarian assistance operations to respond to crises caused by natural disasters, conflict and other complex emergencies.
  • UNTC - League of Nations Treaty Series
    The UN Treaty Collection provides a database on treaties and international agreements registered or filed and recorded with and published by the League of Nations.
  • UNTC - Monthly Statement of Treaties and International Agreements
    The Monthly Statement of Treaties and International Agreements database contains detailed record of treaties and related subsequent treaty actions which were registered or filed and recorded with the Secretariat in a given month.
  • UNTC - Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary General
    This database provides information on the status of over 500 major multilateral instruments deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations (including the texts of reservations, declarations and objections) and covers a range of subject matter such as Human Rights, Disarmament, Commodities, Refugees, the Environment and the Law of the Sea.
  • UNTC - Treaty Series Cumulative Index
    The UN Treaty Collection (UNTC) maintains a collection of treaties and international agreements registered or filed and recorded with and published by the Secretariat since 1946. It includes the texts of treaties in their authentic language(s), along with some translations into English and French.
  • UNTERM
    United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database (UNTERM) is a linguistic tool that provides access to a diverse multilingual terminology and nomenclature of UN documents.
  • UNU Library
    Catalogue of the United Nations University Library.
  • UNWTO e-Library
    This is a fully cross-searchable interactive database offering UNWTO (UN World Tourism Organization) publications including books, journals, and statistics in their respective languages. It also provides access to a growing number of documents which can be defined as “Gray Literature”.
  • UNWTO INFODOCTOUR
    INFODOCTOUR (Tourism Information and Documentation Resource Centres Database) offers links to external websites for tourism information. The database is compiled by the UN World Tourism Organization.
  • UNWTO LEXTOUR
    The Tourism Legislation Database (LEXTOUR) links to external websites for tourism legislation compiled by the UN World Tourism Organization.
  • UPU Postal Statistics
    The Universal Postal Union's (UPU) statistical database provides a dynamic overview of postal development in each member country. It includes approximately 100 indicators of postal development, grouped in 12 chapters.

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  • WHO - Global Health Observatory
    The Global Health Observatory (GHO) is the World Health Organization's portal providing access to data and analyses for monitoring the global health situation. It provides critical data and analyses for key health themes, as well as direct access to the full database.
  • WHO Global Health Atlas
    In a single electronic platform, the World Health Organization's (WHO) Communicable Disease Global Atlas is bringing together for analysis and comparison standardized data and statistics for infectious diseases at country, regional, and global levels.
  • WHO Global Infobase
    The WHO Global InfoBase is a data warehouse that collects, stores and displays information on chronic diseases and their risk factors for all WHO (World Health Organization) member states. Includes mortality, non-communicable disease (NCD) risk factor, and international comparisons data.
  • WHO Regional Office Statistics
    Statistical information provided by World Health Organization's regional offices in Africa, the Americas, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Western Pacific.
  • WIPO GOLD
    WIPO GOLD is a free public resource which provided by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) offering a one-stop gateway to WIPO’s global collections of searchable IP data. Includes links to resources for patents, brands, domain name, designs, statistics, law and treaties, classifications, and standards.
  • WIPO Library Catalog
    Catalogue of the library of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The library's collection covers all aspects of intellectual property with its holdings of some 35,000 monographs and over 300 periodicals.
  • WIPO Meetings and Documents
    Database for searching meetings and documents of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
  • WMO Library
    The catalogue of the library of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) contains books, conference reports and other expert reports, working papers, annual and statistical reports and periodicals on meteorology.
  • World Bank Databank
    DataBank is an analysis and visualization tool developed by the World Bank. It contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics. Links to other World Bank databases.
  • World Bank e-Library  
      
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    A fully cross-searchable portal of over 4,000 World Bank documents.
  • World Bank GEM
    The Global Economic Monitor (GEM) is a World Bank online subscription service, updated daily, providing analysis of current economic trends, economic and financial data indicators, and an extensive database.
  • WTO Docs Online
    The WTO Documents Online database provides access to the official documentation of the World Trade Organization, including legal texts of the WTO agreements.
  • WTO Library Catalogue
    Catalogue of the World Trade Organization Library.
  • WTO Statistics Database
    The WTO statistics database allows for retrieval of statistical information through four presentations: Trade Profiles, Tariff Profiles, Services Profiles and the Time Series section.
  • WTOTERM
    Terminology database of the World Trade Organization (WTO) for translators where one can find the terminology of the organization in its three official languages (English, French, Spanish).
  • WIPO Lex
    WIPO Lex is a search facility for national laws and treaties on intellectual property (IP) of WIPO, WTO and UN Members. It also features related information which elaborates, analyzes and interprets these laws and treaties. It provides streamlined access to reference material of key importance for optimal information on the global IP System.

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  • Legal Research Resources
    This guide is intended as a starting point for delegates and UN staff doing legal research. It provides access to various resources available through the Dag Hammerskjöld Library.
 

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