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United Nations and International Organizations

Resources about the United Nations and other international organizations.

United Nations Links

  • United Nations 
    • The official website for the United Nations. Pre-set to English but can be changed into other languages. Includes documents, a treaty collection, research guides, yearbooks of the United Nations, news, and more!
  • Official Document System of the United Nations
    • Full text of United Nations documents and Official Records. A helpful tip: when searching by document symbol, omit all punctuation. 
  • United Nations Digital Library
    • The United Nations Digital Library includes UN documents, voting data, speeches, maps, and open access publications. The platform provides access to UN-produced materials in digital format and bibliographic records for print UN documents starting in 1979. System features include linked data between related documentation such as resolutions, meeting records and voting, and refining of searches by UN body, agency or type of document. [Taken from UN website]
  • International Law Commission
    • For researchign international law: "The International Law Commission was established by the General Assembly, in 1947, to undertake the mandate of the Assembly, under article 13 (1) (a) of the Charter of the United Nations to "initiate studies and make recommendations for the purpose of ... encouraging the progressive development of international law and its codification"." [Taken from International Law Commission website]
  • United Nations 1945-Present
    • Contains topics, headlines, documents, and reports from around the world and the United Nations.