United Nations

The department receives United Nations documents and publications on microfiche and in print.

Official Websites

United Nations

International Court of Justice
International Labor Organization
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
United Nations Development Fund
United Nations Education and Scientific Organization (UNESCO)
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations High Commission for Refugees
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
World Bank
World Health Organization (WHO)
World Trade Organization

Official UN Web Site Locator: locate other UN organizations and their information resources.

Indexes and Databases (bibliographic and Full-text)

Access UN: index to United Nations publications from 1998-present. (USC Affiliates only)
Index to UN Publications (1952-present): the corresponding index to Access UN for this earlier period is available on CD-ROM in the Documents & Microforms department. Includes full-text resolutions from the General Assembly (1981-2000), Security Council (1974-2000) and the Economic and Social Council (1982-1997). Print copies of other documents indexed here are available in the department.
FAO Corporate Document Repository: "FAO documents and publications, as well as selected non-FAO publications, in electronic format." 
PAIS Comprehensive bibliographic index covering international political, social and economic issues. (USC Affiliates only
UNBISnet: Catalogue of UN publications and documentation indexed by the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöd Library and the Library of the UN Office at Geneva; voting records (General Assembly 1983- and Security Council 1946- ); General Assembly and Security Council speech indexes (1983-).
UNDP Programme Documentation Library: project documents, evaluation reports, and other full-text documents. 
UNESBIB: bibliographic database of UNESCO documents and publications.
UNESDOC: full-text UNESCO publications. 
WHOLIS: WHO library database of all WHO publications from 1948 onwards and articles from WHO-produced journals and technical documents from 1985 to the present
World Development Sources: citations to over 6000 World Bank reports including Project appraisal reports, Economic and Sector Works, Evaluation reports and Studies, and working papers. Many available full-text.
WTO Documents Online: access to the official documentation of the World Trade Organization, including the legal texts of the WTO agreements. Contains WTO documentation from 1995 onwards and is updated daily. It also contains selected material for the period 1986-1994, principally Uruguay Round documents and a small number of GATT documents. Over 100,000 documents.


FAOSTAT: over 1 million statistical time series records on agriculture, fisheries, forestry, land use, and population searchable by commodity or country.
ILO Databases: Bibliographic, full-text, legal and statistical databases on labor, economic and social issues from the International Labor Organization.
InfoNation: current basic demographic, social and economic statistics on UN member nations.
Index to International Statistics (IIS): index of international and comparative statistics. Available in the Documents Reference area.

WHOSIS: health and health-related epidemiological and statistical information available from the World Health Organization, and elsewhere.

Research Guides

UN organization chart: Chart with links to web sites.
UN Documentation: Research Guide UN Scholar's Workstation: collection of texts, finding aids, data sets, maps, and pointers to print and electronic information from Yale University.
WTO/GATT Research :"This guide lists the essential sources for researching the current WTO system and the predecessor system under the 1947 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade."


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