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 Library provides outreach for High-Level event on Disarmament
Library provides outreach for High-Level event on Disarmament
Wednesday 11 October 2017

Topics: Events

The UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library based at the UN Headquarters in New York is mandated to support UN departmental research needs, primarily on thematic and subject areas that the UN addresses. One of these themes is disarmament.

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 which included:

- a research guide on disarmament which aggregates peer-reviewed UN and non-UN resources on the subject,

- a book-exhibit in the Library’s reading room in the UN Headquarters, highlighting publications on disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation.

During the one day outreach activity, UN Library staff answered questions about researching UN resources to attendees of the event.  Delegates from the UN’s Permanent Missions who stopped by the information desk were pleased to learn that the UN Library could support their research needs. Staff members were equally pleased to learn that they could access journals and e-books while some expressed interest in follow-up training sessions.  

Curious about questions the Dag Hammarskjöld  Library has answered on disarmament?   The Library welcomes all UN-related research inquiries on this topic, from researchers across the globe.  Submit your questions or browse our FAQs on disarmament via our Ask DAG service. 


Questions about the General Assembly? Ask DAG!
Ask DAG: Frequently Asked Questions about the UN
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.

Browsing the Ask DAG questions is also a good way to learn more about the Organization. You might find answers to questions you didn’t even know you had! (If you’re still wondering about the UFO question for example, you can find the answer here)

You can browse almost 700 frequently asked questions and find answers about all things UN, including over 300 related to the work of the General Assembly. If you can’t find what you are looking for, submit your question via our Ask DAG service and a librarian will respond to you.