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Africa Resources

UN and Africa

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library provides access to a wealth of resources relevant to anyone interested in doing research on Africa. In this guide we have compiled a list of the most popular, useful, and authoritative resources on Africa. Both UN and non-UN resources are included. Some resources are freely available online, some are subscription based resources available from within UN Headquarters in New York only, and some are available in print at the Library.  

The Africa Dialogue Series (ADS),  was launched in 2018 by the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA). 

The Africa Dialogue Series (ADS), the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA). 

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UN and Africa

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is one of the UN's five regional commissions, with the mandate to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development. 

The Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) was officially established on 1 March 2003 by the Secretary-General and mandated to enhance international support for Africa's development and to assist the Secretary-General in improving coherence and coordination of the UN System and at the global level.

Africa Renewal is an online resource by the United Nations Department of Public Information authoring UN and non-UN content on cross-cutting issues related to Africa. 

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People of African descent

Authored by UN Library in Geneva, this research guide provides information resources on peoples of African descent.


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