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Meeting Records & Speeches

Representatives of Member States speak in meetings and these statements may be recorded in meeting records. Meeting records also record the vote, if any, on decisions taken during the course of a meeting.

Depending on the issuing body, meeting records can be issued as

  • summary records, indicated by SR in the UN document symbol,
  • verbatim records, word for word accounts indicated by PV (procès verbaux).

For an example of how to search for meeting records in the UN Digital Library, see the videos on the Find UN Documents page.

Finding Speeches in the UN Digital Library

This video will show you a few examples of how you can find Speeches in the UN Digital Library by an individual's name or speeches by a person representing a particular country or organization. You can also search by keyword for speeches related to a particular topic.

Browse statements by country

If you are looking for statements made in meetings by a particular Member State, you can browse statements by country in UN Member States on the Record. This site provides links to statements made in the

  • General Assembly General Debate,
  • General Assembly and its Main Committees,
  • Security Council,
  • Economic and Social Council.

More Information

Consult the following section of the UN Documentation Research Guide: