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Research Guides United Nations Office at Geneva Library & Archives

Multilingualism at the United Nations: Selected resources


This research guide compiles resources about multilingualism at the United Nations and links to UN websites and databases with multilingual information on the work of the Organization.

About Multilingualism

Learn more about UN official languages history and UN Language days: Arabic - Chinese - English - French - Russian - Spanish.

Photo credits: UN photo.

Featured documents and publications on multilingualism

UN videos on multilingualism


Resources available at the UN Library at Geneva

Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

  Available through our library's Global Search

Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

  Available through our library's Global Search

UN information in different languages


United Nations Resolution on the International Day of Sign Languages from World Federation of the Deaf on Vimeo. Text of resolution A/RES/72/161 available in the six UN official languages.

UN terminology