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United Nations (UN)

The United Nations (UN) guide was created to assist with research using UN information and resources.

Documents available online

  • All UN documents from 1993
  • All resolutions of the Principal Organs from 1946
  • Security Council plenary documents from 1946
  • General Assembly Official Records (GAOR) from 1946, including
    • Meeting records of Plenary and Main Committees
    • Supplements 
    • Annexes
  • Economic and Social Council Official Records (ESCOR) from 1946, including
    • Plenary meeting records
    • Supplements
    • Annexes
  • Trusteeship Council Official Records (TCOR) from 1946, including
    • Plenary meeting records
    • Supplements
    • Annexes
    • Select series including: communications, general, information, observations, petitions

Special series that have been digitized include:

  • Charter of the United Nations (39 languages)
  • Report of World Social Situation (1952-1993)
  • United Nations Blue Book Series (1994-1996)
  • United Nations Conference on International Organization documents (San Francisco Conference, 22 volumes)
  • UN Statistical Yearbooks  (1948-2017)
  • Yearbook on Human Rights (1946-1988)

UN documents are available online through:


UN documents are available online through:

  • the United Nations Digital Library, the online catalog of UN documents and publications
  • the Official Document System (ODS), which includes documents not collected by the Library
  • the UN iLibrary, which includes publications, journals, data, and series published by the United Nations Secretariat, and its funds and programs.
  • the Florida State University Libraries Catalog, includes the location of print and digital UN publications and resources.
  • If you have a United Nations Document Symbol, the easiest way to download a document is to add the symbol after the following url:
    • + A/RES/67/1
    • + Symbol

Also, look at the UN Databases and Indexes pages on this guide for more topic-specific databases and resources.

Browsing our UN Collection

FSU Library UN collection on the "Ground Floor, Row 145-148, Oversized Documents Row 151"

Go to the Florida State University Libraries Catalog and search for our UN holdings in print and digital format

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