The UN Digital Library (formerly UNBISnet) includes UN documents, voting data, speeches, maps, and open access publications. The platform provides access to UN-produced materials in digital format and bibliographic records for print UN documents starting in 1979. System features include linked data between related documentation such as resolutions, meeting records and voting, and refining of searches by UN body, agency or type of document. User Guide
The UN Library is digtizing their historical publications dating back to 1946 so some older materials have been digitized and are avaiable online. Material from 1993 onwards should be available online.
UBC Library subscribes to the UN iLIbrary database. Search here for sales publications and other UN agencies materials.
For statistics and data go to the UN Data website.
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You will find UN material throughout the UBC libraries depending on the subject matter.
A large portion of the material is located on the 2nd Floor of the Koerner Library in the Government Publications Section. Some of the documents that you'll find here include Committee Reports, Meeting Papers, Special Committee Reports and Official Records from the major UN bodies.
Documents available online:
The United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library creates UN Research guides relating to the work of the UN. Topics include human rights, political and social affairs, peace & security, disarmament, development and humanitarian affairs.
The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations REF JZ4970.O93 2007
Encyclopedia of the United Nations REF KZ4968.M66 2002
Annual review of United Nations affairs JX1977.A1.A5
Encyclopedia of the United Nations and international agreements REF KZ4968.O84 2003 4 vols.
United Nations Handbook REF JX1977.A1.N48
How to find UN Documents in the Library - start with an index!
United Nations Documents Index (Title varies)
The UN-produced index to their publications. It's one of the principal tools for searching and locating UN materials. It has undergone many name changes.Koerner Library has holdings from 1950-present.
Index to the Proceedings of... There are indexes to the proceedings of each of four principal organs. These are detailed indexes to the Official Records for each organ including subject, speaker, and country/corporate name indexes.
Index to the proceedings of the General Assembly
Index to the proceedings of the Security Council
Index to the proceedings of the Economic and Social Council
Index to the proceedings of the Trusteeship Council
Roll Call Votes
Beginning in 1975 the Index to Proceedings volumes for the General Assembly, Security Council, and the Trusteeship Council include tables of roll call votes.
The Canadian Peace Research Institute published cumulations of the UN General Assembly roll call votes in the titles listed below:
The Official Records of the United Nations contain a wide range of documents, including final versions of meeting records, resolutions, decisions, agendas, and key documents presented to meeting participants. They also include in the case of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council, regular reports on the activities of subsidiary organs or agencies whose activities they are responsible for coordinating. They usually consist of 3 parts: meeting or plenary records; supplements which contain resolutions and decisions, and reports of major UN bodies, committees and commissions as well as the budget and financial reports; and annexes, reprints of related or other important documents. They are indexed in depth in the various Indexes to the Proceedings...
The UN has produced a Treaty Research Guide which provides a brief introduction to the Treaty Series. The United Nations Treaty Series is available online from the United Nations Treaty Collection as well as in print (1946-2010)