The United Nations University (UNU) was established in 1975 as an autonomous academic institution within the UN system. Its headquarters are located in Tokyo.
Dealing with pressing global problems, the United Nations University
- links the United Nations to the academic world
- serves as a tink tank for the organization
- offers opportunities for research and higher education.
Through its system of research centres around the world, research fellows and PhD students from other universities, especially from developing countries, get the opportunity to come and engage in research in their particular areas of study.
The UNU serves as a worldwide network of academic and scientific institutions. It consists of a Council composed of twenty-four members serving in their individual capacities. The UNU is funded by voluntary contributions.
More on UNU
- The UNU website provides background information, news, an overview of UNU research programmes and activities, full text documents and publications.
- Documents from UNU and other relevant sources can be searched through the UNU Library Catalogue.
- WIDER publications published by UNU-WIDER World Institute for Development Economics Research, based in Helsinki.
Key UN documents
UN documents and publications in catalogues and databases
- United Nations Digital Library offers UN documents and open access publications, UN voting data and speeches, UN maps, Content in 6+ languages. Replaces the traditional online catalogue UNBISnet.
- UN iLibrary UN publications online covering different topics.
- ODS full-text UN documents published from 1993 onward and scanned documents published between 1946 and 1993 in the official languages of the UN.
- Daily list of documents (ODS). Documents published for the day, with full text links, can be found in the United Nations full text database ODS.
- UNBIS Thesaurus a multilingual database of the controlled vocabulary used to describe UN documents.
- Index to proceedings is an annual bibliographic guide to the proceedings and documentation of the major UN organs. The index includes:
- a list of all documents
- a comprehensive subject index
- an index to speeches
- a voting chart of resolutions
- United Nations Documents Index (United Nations Digital Library) References to all documents by subject area are published. A collection of indexes is held by the Dag Hammarskjöld and Law Library, Uppsala, and the Libraries at UN Headquarters in New York and Geneva.
- All UN documents from 1993-.
- All resolutions of the Principal Organs from 1946-.
- All Security Council plenary documents from 1946- in English, French and Spanish.
- All supplements to the General Assembly Official Records (GAOR) from 1946-.
- All General Assembly plenary meeting records from 1946- in English, French and Spanish.
- Older documents are being scanned: Update on UN Digitization Programme.