UN and Regional Resources
ODS covers all types of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993. Older UN documents are added to the system on a daily basis. Access to the Resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards.
The UN Office for Humanitarian Aid's source for humanitarian information and analysis. The most relevant content is readily available on ReliefWeb, or deliveblue to you through your preferred channel (RSS, e-mail, mobile phone, Twitter and Facebook).
UN Documentation Centre
Direct access to documents of the General Assembly, Security Council, Secretariat and Economic and Social Council.
UN General & Mission Maps
General maps, thematic and peacekeeping missions maps, and other GIS Data from the UN Cartographic Section.
UN Press Releases
Provides access to press releases of the United Nations
The online catalogue of the United Nations' Dag Hammarskjöld Library
In 1945, UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity.
The Library of the United Nations Office at Geneva hosts on a regular basis "Library Talks", geared towards gathering members of the international community in Geneva to discuss subjects of key importance for the United Nations.
The United Nations Library - Vienna provides full library and information services to the staff of the United Nations units and Permanent Missions in Vienna and other authorized Library clients.
Dag Hammarskjöld Library
The Library of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is located at the United Nations building in Santiago, Chile. The Library was established in 1948 to provide specialized information services on the economic and social development of Latin America and the Caribbean, in accordance with the programme of work of the Commission.
The Library began its life in 1947 with the establishment of the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE), which was originally based in Shanghai, China. ECAFE had the aim of assisting with the rehabilitation of war-damaged countries in the region.
The UN-ESCWA library was established in 1974 under Economic and Social Council Resolution 1818. It provides a specialized collection in the fields of economics and social development.
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
The Sergio Vieira de Mello United Nations Library at Nairobi is a joint initiative of the United Nations agencies based in Nairobi, led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The library was established in Rome at the 1952 FAO Conference, according to the decisions of the 1950 Conference. It was named David Lubin Memorial Library by the Conference to honour the founder of the International Institute of Agriculture (IIA). The extensive IIA collection formed a solid base for the present-day Library, which is considered one of the world's finest collections in food, agriculture and international development.
The WHO Library is the world’s leading library on public health. It provides access to knowledge from WHO as well as to other sources of scientific literature produced around the world. WHO Library resources and expertise also provide scientific evidence and knowledge to low- and middle- income countries through a set of low-cost/high-use initiatives.
Browse through UN-HABITAT’s library of reports, resolutions, declarations, training materials and best practices, by theme, or view them alphabetically and chronologically
UN libraries Central gateway
UN libraries Central gateway
The network of 63 United Nations Information Centres are key to the Organization’s ability to reach the peoples of the world and to share the United Nations story with them in their own languages. These centres, working in coordination with the UN system, reach out to the media and educational institutions, engage in partnerships with governments, local civil society organizations and the private sector, and maintain libraries and electronic information resources.
UN depository Libraries
At present, there are more than 365 depository libraries in over 136 countries maintaining United Nations material from the date of designation as depository to the present. The general public can consult the material free of charge at any depository library.
African countries, in their quest for unity, economic and social development under the banner of the OAU, have taken various initiatives and made substantial progress in many areas which paved the way for the establishment of the AU.
West African Monetary Union (WAMU)
Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD)
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)
Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC)
Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
Communauté Economique des Pays des Grands Lacs (CEPGL)
The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organisation of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Burundi with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
Website of the Economic Community of West African States
Southern Africa Development Community
The Brookings Institution
CGIAR Virtual Library
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research CGVLibrary: From just one search engine, tap into leading agricultural information databases, including the online libraries of all the CCGIAR centers.
CODESRIA, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa is headquartered in Dakar Senegal. It was established in 1973 as an independent Pan-African research organisation with a primary focus on the social sciences, broadly defined. It is recognised not only as the pioneer African social research organisation but also as the apex non-governmental centre of social knowledge production on the continent.
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
IFPRI offers full-text access to a large portion of their featured publications, data sets and other knowledge products, including research tools, indicators, bibliographies and more.
International Livestock Research Institute
Mahider is the name of the ILRI research publications and products repository. It is an index and repository of research outputs and publications produced or sponsored by ILRI
Institute for Security Studies
Full-text Library of all ISS publications, including African Security Review, Policy Briefs, Conference Reports, and more...
ITC (International Trade Center)
Data of the ITC's technical cooperation activities at country and regional level.
The South Centre
All South Centre publications, including Bulletins, Research Papers, Updates and more.