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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.

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.

Index to Proceedings 65th Anniversary

Library research tool celebrates 65 years

Friday 18 May 2018

Topics: Resources

Are you a researcher looking for your country’s previous statements in the General Assembly on a particular topic? Are you trying to track voting patterns over the years in the Security Council?

The Index to Proceedings has been providing answers to questions like these and many more since 1953.

Second Floor Reading Room

A window into the Library’s Reading Room

Thursday 1 March 2018

Topics: Learning, Resources

The Second Floor Reading Room has gone through many transformations since 1961. Discover its history and transformation over the years. 

Trusteeship Council and Decolonization Research Guides

New UN Documentation Guides Published

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Topics: Resources

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library has published two new research guides on the documentation of the Organization:

UN Library 2017 by the numbers

Dag Hammarskjöld Library by the numbers

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Topics: Resources

2017 was a busy year for the Dag Hammarskjöld Library! As we embark on a new year, explore our diverse library activities and operations via our infographic.