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Key Resources & Services for Staff

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UN Geneva staff have access to the UN Library & Archives Geneva resources and services.

From the Library’s website - and in this guide - you’ll find quick links to the Library’s catalogue Global Search, online resources portal, resource guides, an overview of its history dating back to the League of Nations, and more.

Fill in the Library Account form (Global Search) and a librarian will send your account credentials so that you can log into the catalogue to search the Library’s online and print collections, save catalogue references, borrow books, and use our interlibrary loan services.

You already have access to the majority of the Library’s online resources while on-site through IP address authentication, and remotely through OpenAthens, using your email address and Unite ID password. In the online resources portal you’ll find a list of databases to which you have access and subject pages such as for eBooks, dictionaries, and news sources. The Library also offers staff personal accounts to resources such as the NYTimes, Economist, Tribune de Genève, PressReader and Browzine.

Contact the Library with your requests, to suggest a resource for acquisition, or to set up a training session (in-person or online) -- and visit the Library in person on the 1st floor of the B building, Monday-Friday, 8.30-17.30.

Start Here: Global Search

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  The gateway to UN Library Geneva's print + electronic collections!


Electronic Resources

United Nations Documents

UN Digital Library

Access to UN-produced content including UN documents and publications. Links to full text appear when available. Voting information for resolutions adopted by the General Assembly and Security Council, and citation to speeches made in the principal organs.

United Nations Official Document System (ODS)

Full text search of documents issued since 1993; resolutions of all principal organs & Security Council plenary documents since 1946. Includes the Daily Journals of New York and Geneva.

UN OHCHR - Treaty Body Database

Includes documents submitted to any of the UN human rights treaty monitoring bodies. Filter by convention, country, type of document, document symbol, and/or date.

Yearbook of the United Nations

The Yearbook is the principal reference work of the United Nations and provides a detailed overview of the Organization's activities.

UN iLibrary

The United Nations iLibrary is the comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations.

The Index to Proceedings

An annual bibliographic guide to the proceedings and documentation of the major UN organs: a comprehensive subject index to the documents and an index to speeches.

All UN Databases

Full listing of databases from the UN System.

UN Documents training videos

Find recorded training sessions offered by our colleagues at the Dag Hammarskjöld Library at UNHQ.

Featured Collections and Topical Guides

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Quotes Database

A curated collection of quotes related to modern multilateralism.

Audio Guide: Podcasts

Episodes from our own podcast, The Next Page, as well as podcasts from the UN system and other audio content about multilateralism.

UN Geneva Artworks

Catalogue for the artworks on display at the United Nations Office at Geneva

UN Archives Geneva Collections

The UN Archives Geneva platform gives access to the archives of the United Nations in Geneva, the League of Nations (1919-1946), international peace movements (from 1870), and private papers.

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