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Update on UN Digitization Programme

A staff is digitizing a UN document
Monday 20 March 2017

Subjects: Digitization

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.

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. Security Council documents, Official Records of the General Assembly, and Official Records of the Economic and Social Council have been completely digitized and can be found in the Official Document System (ODS).

 

Since 2014, these efforts have been expedited by a joint digitization project between the Department of Public Information and Department for General Assembly and Conference Management. It is funded by the Government of Qatar.

 

As of September 2016, more than 400,000 UN documents have been digitized, which represents 13.3 percent of the important UN documents identified as in need of urgent digitization.

 

Here are some important series digitized recently:

<p style="margin-left: 40px">·    The Charter of the United Nations (39 languages)

<p style="margin-left: 40px">·    The United Nations Statistical Yearbook (1948-2010)

<p style="margin-left: 40px">·    The United Nations Blue Book Series (1994-1996)

<p style="margin-left: 40px">·    Status reports of Committee on Contributions (1950-2010)

<p style="margin-left: 40px">·    The Executive Board of UNICEF, Report (1946-1992)