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Dag Hammarskjöld Library
Department of Public Information
United Nations Headquarters, New York
* A useful, easy-to-use site index with access to full-text documents is available by clicking on Index
* Subject index
* Access to web sites of UN departments and bodies
Examples:- Charter of the United Nations- Millennium Declaration- Security Council presidential statements- Short Biographies of the UN Secretaries-General
* Accessible from the UN Home Page by selecting UN System Sites then Official Web Locator for the UN System
* Quick access to United Nations and Specialized Agency web sites as well as smaller bodies within the UN system
* Access to full-text documents
Examples: - UNESCO- Chief Executives Board for Coordination- International Computing Centre- International Centre for Theoretical Physics
* Accessible from the UN Home Page through About the United Nations
* For departments, offices, etc., within the UN Secretariat
Examples: - Publications Service- Procurement Division- German Translation Service
Issues on the UN Agenda:http://www.un.org/partners/civil_society/agenda.htm
* Accessible from the UN Home Page through Issues on the UN Agenda
* Broad subjects from which full-text documents may be accessed
Examples: - Key UN and non-UN web sites within each subject- Information on NGOs- Key documents from upcoming and recent conferences- Speeches of the Secretary-General, the Deputy S-G, and other high-level officials
* Accessible from the UN Home Page through Economic & Social Development
* Broad subject fields with which the Economic and Social Affairs Department is concerned; behind these broad subject areas are links to other more specific web sites
* Links to UN System Index (see next page)
Examples: - Social Development- Sustainable Development- Non-governmental organizations
Economic and Social Development Index:http://esa.un.org/subindex/
* Very detailed index with links to web pages on issues relating to economic and social affairs
Resources:- Documents on Africa: http://esa.un.org/subindex/pgViewSites.asp?termCode=YA- Economic and Social Council Documents (2004): http://www.un.org/esa/coordination/ecosoc/
* Accessible from the UN Home Page through Human Rights, then Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and then Issues
* Very detailed index on human rights issues and the United Nations
* Full-text site for human rights documents, State Party reports, declarations, treaties, basic principles, codes of conduct, minimum rules, etc
Examples:- Migration- Poverty- Racism
* Accessible from the UN Home page through Peace and Security
* The items shown in yellow - Peace & Security, Economic & Social Development, Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs and International Law - on the UN home page are major areas of concern to the Organisation
* Passing the cursor over the headings on this page reveals the information to be found within that heading, for example, Peacekeeping contains Current & completed missions, maps, documents.
Resources:-UN Documentation Research Guide Special Topics: Peacekeeping: http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/resguide/specpk.htm
* Conventions on disarmament are accessible from this web page. On the left-hand side under the section Disarmament Resources see Status and Text of Treaties to obtain the full text and status of disarmament treaties.