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The United Nations Digital Library is here!

Thursday 18 May 2017

Topics: Digital Collections, Resources

The United Nations Digital Library (UNDL) is now available! A result of the successful collaboration between the Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the United Nations Office at Geneva Library, the platform provides access to UN-produced materials in digital format free of charge. At the same time it is a major service for the long-term preservation of the Organization’s collective memory incorporating the latest relevant international standards. It is built on open source technology developed by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). We now have the ability to bring together the diverse institutional heritage of the United Nations and preserve it for future generations.

We’d like to thank all the UN libraries who helped with the development of the United Nations Digital Library, in particular the ESCWA and OHCHR libraries for their translation assistance.

What can I find in the United Nations Digital Library?

  • UN documents and open access publications
  • UN voting data and speeches
  • UN maps
  • Content in 6+ languages

Which system features are there?

  • Linked data between related documents such as resolutions, meeting records and voting
  • Refine search by UN body, agency or type of document
  • Simple and advanced search functionality
  • New content alerts

Why a United Nations Digital Library?

  • Modern technology and functionality
  • Improved usability and access
  • Enhanced transparency and preservation


Stay tuned for more United Nations Digital Library News!