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Dag Hammarskjöld Library

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library (DHL) is the central library at UN Headquarters in New York. It serves as an information centre for delegates and UN officials as well as researchers and others with an interest in UN matters. It is the main library for the network of UN depositoriy libraries around the world.

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library (DHL) was dedicated in 1961 according to General Assembly resolution 1625 (XVI), A/RES/1625(XVI), to honour the late Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld. Hammarskjöld had actively worked for the creation of a central UN library.

More on Dag Hammarskjöld Library

The website of the Dag Hammarskjöld Library contains information about the library collections and catalogues, links to UN databases and information resources, research guides, web portals to UN and depository libraries, and an extensive biography on Dag Hammarskjöld.

Dag Hammarskjöld Library indexes all UN documents and issues biographies, indexes and information resources (see below).

UN documents and publications in catalogues and databases

  • United Nations Digital Library. UN official documents and open access publications, UN maps, UN voting data and speeches.
  • UN iLibrary. UN publications online covering different topics.
  • ODS. 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 is 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


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Dag Hammarskjöld and the Law Library
Uppsala University Library
Slottsgränd 3, Uppsala

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