Research Resources

Research Guides

Learn the parliamentary workings of the General Assembly, Security Council, ECOSOC and Trusteeship Council through the series of UN Documentation research guides and learn the tricks to finding UN documents. Guides are also available on various thematic fields such as Climate Change, Disarmament, Human Rights, and Indigenous issues.


UN Documentation: Overview

An overview of selected UN documents, publications, databases and websites. 


Youth and Sustainable Development 

Resources on researching UN information and youth, including information on Sustainable Development Goals, ECOSOC Youth forums, reports, resolutions and publications.


The United Nations, Human Rights and You 

Resource pack for educators on challenging racism, prejudice and bigotry. 


Ask Dag

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library’s FAQ database to find answers to frequently asked questions about the UN. Submit your questions to the library via the submit a question option if you cannot find an answer.


Member States on the Record

Direct access to official documents reflecting the views of each UN Member States, with links to documents related to the Member State’s membership; statements made before the principal organs; draft resolutions sponsored, and more.


UN Digital Library

One-stop platform for researchers interested in accessing UN information current and historical. It offers easy access to documents, maps, speeches and voting data, as well as open access publications.


UN iLibrary

Free access to over 4,000 books, series, periodicals and journals published by more than 30 United Nations departments and agencies, covering a wide range of UN priority issues.


Repertoire of Practice of the Security Council 

Comprehensive coverage of the Security Council’s interpretation and application of the United Nations Charter and its own Provisional Rules of Procedure since 1946.


The Essential UN

This website contains all essential information about the United Nations. Find fast facts, test your knowledge with UN quizzes and watch videos about the UN’s work around the world.