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Library News

Statistical Yearbook

Update on UN Digitization Programme

Monday 13 November 2017

Topics: Digital Collections

To mark the launch of the Statistical Yearbook 2017, the Library’s Digitization Unit scanned 55 volumes of past issues referencing statistics of countries and regions dating back to 1948. 

 Library provides outreach for High-Level event on Disarmament

Outreach for UN Event on Disarmament

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Topics: Events

On 26 September 2017, during the observance of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, the UN General Assembly held a one-day high-level event, to address issues that pertain to disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation. To support delegates attending the event, the Library organised an outreach activity and repackaged several information products 

Questions about the General Assembly? Ask DAG!

Questions about the UNGA? Ask DAG!

Friday 22 September 2017

Topics: Resources

Where can I find voting information for resolutions? What are the opening dates of the UN General Assembly sessions? Where can I get the electronic version of the "Delegates' Handbook"? Did the General Assembly ever consider UFOs?

Answers to these questions and many more are available via the Dag Hammarskjöld Library’s Ask DAG service, accessible in English, French and Spanish.

Event at the Dag Hammarskjöld Library with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Libraries and Sustainable Development

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Topics: Events

The UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library (DHL) recently organized a fireside chat with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) during the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.  The event brought together leaders from the library profession, UN development experts, and researchers from the Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA) of the University of Washington, and set the stage leading up to the release of a new IFLA-commissioned report on development and access to information (DA2I).

United Nations Digital Library

The United Nations Digital Library is here!

Thursday 18 May 2017

Topics: Digital Collections, Resources

The United Nations Digital Library (UNDL) is now available!  A result of the successful collaboration between the Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the United Nations Office at Geneva Library, the platform provides access to UN-produced materials in digital format free of charge.  

Bookshelf

Update on UN Digitization Programme

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Topics: Digital Collections

In response to General Assembly resolution 52/214 of 1998, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library began its digitization programme to preserve fragile UN documents and to provide online access to people all over the world. The programme focuses on parliamentary documents published before 1993 in all official UN languages.

SDG books

Researching SDGs? The Library can help.

Wednesday 15 March 2017

Topics: Resources

Is your work impacted by the Sustainable Development Goals? Did you know the Library has been adding SDG-related books to its collection? UN badge holders can come and visit the Library today to consult these books and more:

Dag Hammarskjöld Library by the numbers...

Thursday 19 January 2017

Check out some Dag Hammarskjöld Library statistics in our infographic.

 

Jan Eliasson at the opening of the reading room

Much-loved Library space is open again

Friday 9 December 2016

Topics: Events

To celebrate the 55th anniversary of the inauguration of the Dag Hammarskjöld Library, the Library has re-opened its second-floor reading room.

UN General Assembly

General Assembly Guide Now in 6 Languages

Thursday 29 September 2016

Topics: Resources

To celebrate the start of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, we are releasing our General Assembly Research Guide in all 6 official UN languages.

New Library website in 6 languages

New Library website: 6 languages & new URL

Friday 29 July 2016

Topics: Resources

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library is launching its new website in six official UN languages! It features expanded multilingual content, an improved search, and a fresh “vintage modern” look.

A staff is digitizing a UN document

Update on UN Digitization Programme

Friday 18 March 2016

Topics: Digital Collections

In response to General Assembly resolution 52/214 of 1998, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library began its digitization programme to preserve fragile UN documents and to provide online access to people all over the world. The programme focuses on parliamentary documents published before 1993 in all official UN languages.

Book cover: Charter of the UN

Research the Articles of the UN Charter

Tuesday 16 February 2016

Topics: Resources

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library has a variety of online and print resources to assist with research of the UN Charter.