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Library launches linked data services platform

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Topics: Resources

How can we make the UN’s published output relevant for searchers? Linked data is structured data interlinked with other data, making it more useful (and discoverable) through semantic queries. The Dag Hammarskjöld Library is pleased to announce the launch of their new linked data services platform:

United Nations Budget

Need help finding UN budget documents?

Thursday 7 November 2019

Topics: Resources

As part of the management reforms proposed by Secretary-General António Guterres, the UN is switching from a biennial to an annual budget on a trial basis, beginning with the programme budget for 2020.

Since budget documents can be hard to find, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library has put together some tips on locating documents related to the proposed programme budget for 2020. 

Index to Proceedings - Security Council

Latest Security Council Research Tool Online

Friday 4 October 2019

Topics: Resources

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 edition of the Security Council Index to Proceedings has just been published and can be consulted online.

The Index to Proceedings gives insight into how various issues were brought before the Security Council for discussion and action, and which decisions were taken by the 15 Security Council members on questions of global concern.  

UN Member States

Upgraded website for UN Member States

Monday 29 April 2019

Topics: Resources

The new UN Member States on the Record website makes it even easier to find primary source materials related to each Member State’s contribution to the activities and deliberations of the UN.

This vital UN information resource has been completely revamped and given a streamlined look and feel. 

UN Photo

Kofi Annan declassified: preserving his legacy

Wednesday 6 February 2019

Topics: Events, Resources

When former Secretary-General Kofi Annan completed his 10-year-term at the head of the Organization, he left behind 1,200 boxes of records – a literal flood of memos, letters, and handwritten notes.  Several of his close collaborators, UN Archives staff and a lecturer at City College came together at an event hosted by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library to talk about how those records were brought out into the open.

 Dag Hammarskjöld Library By the Numbers

Dag Hammarskjöld Library by the numbers

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Topics: Resources

2018 was a busy year for the Dag Hammarskjöld Library! Explore our diverse Library activities, resources and operations via our infographic.  

Researching the Security Council

Friday 14 December 2018

Topics: Resources

What topics were considered by the Security Council in 2018?  Where can you find voting information for a resolution? How are the non-permanent members of the Security Council selected? How is the agenda of the Security Council decided?  The Dag Hammarskjöld Library provides the answers you seek with a variety of multilingual resources.

30 Articles, 30 Documents: the UDHR at 70

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Topics: Resources

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the  Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), this Dag Hammarskjöld Library exhibit presents 30 key documents, each one expanding on and illustrating the specific human rights and fundamental freedoms proclaimed in the 30 individual articles comprising the Declaration.

UN General Assembly 73rd session

Are you ready for the next UNGA session?

Friday 14 September 2018

Topics: Resources

As the 73rd session of the General Assembly is approaching, you may be wondering a few things. 

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library provides the answers with a variety of multilingual resources.

UN Documentation: Development Research Guide

Development & the UN - Explore our new guide

Friday 1 June 2018

Topics: Resources

From the Development Decades, to the Millennium Development Goals and the current Sustainable Development Goals.  How has the concept of development changed over the years within the United Nations since 1946? 

The Dag Hammarskjold Library has a new research guide on development to help you find out.