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. The UNU is funded by voluntary contributions.

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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.
UN Documents available online
Last modified: 2024-02-15