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Update on UN Digitization Programme

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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. 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 Mar. 2017, more than 401,000 UN documents have been digitized, which represents 13.4 percent of the important UN documents identified as in need of urgent digitization.

Here are some important series digitized recently:

 

    Our benchmark series: