The Libraries of the UN System have an impressive selection of research guides on a variety of topics available. For easier access you can now find the links to all guides in alphabetical order below. Included in this list are the research guides and LibGuides issued by the following libraries: Dag Hammarskjöld Library, UN Archives New York, United Nations Library & Archives Geneva, UN Library Vienna, The World Bank/IMF Library Network, Knowledge and Library Services Section of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Library of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Library & Archives of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), UNESCO Library and the Maritime Knowledge Centre (MKC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Links to our UNRIC Library Backgrounders have also been included. Additional topics in Spanish can be found here, and in French here.

Adedeji – see also “Remembering Professor Adebayo Adedeji”
ADF9: Innovative financing for Africa’s transformation (ECA Library)
AfIGF-2015: 4th African Internet Governance Forum (ECA Library)
Afghanistan (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Africa – see also “The General History of Africa”
Africa Continental Free Trade Area (ECA Library)
Africa Resources (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
African Peer Review Mechanism (ECA Library)
African Statistics: Sites and sources of information (ECA Library)
Agriculture and Rural Development (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
AIDS – see “HIV and AIDS”
Alternative Development (UN Library Vienna)
Annan – see also “Remembering Kofi Annan (Former Secretary General)”
Anti-Racism (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Appointment of the Secretary-General (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
ARIA VI: Harmonizing Policies to Transform the Trading Environment (ECA Library)
Arms Trade – see “Conventional Weapons and the Arms Trade”
Arms Trade (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Artificial Intelligence (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Asylum Seekers – see “Refugees and Asylum Seekers”

Belarus (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Bertha von Suttner, A Woman Ahead of Her Time (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Biodiversity (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Biological Weapons (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
The blue economy in Africa (ECA Library)
Boundaries – see “Maps, Flags, Boundaries”
Budget – see “UN Documentation: Regular Budget” and “UN Documentation: UN Budget”
Burundi (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)

Central African Republic (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Charter of the United Nations (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Charter – see also “Researching the Articles of the UN Charter”
Chemical Weapons (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Child labour (ILO Library)
Children and Youth (UNHCR Refworld Special Feature)
Civil society – see “Women, youth, civil society & the post-2015 development agenda”
Civil Society (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Climate Change (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Climate Change (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Climate Change (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Climate Change – A Global Issue (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Climate Change – see also “Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of the Paris Agreement”
Climate Economics & Finance (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Collective bargaining (ILO Library)
Combat Misinformation (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Communities of Practice (CoPs) (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Conventional Weapons and the Arms Trade (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Cooperatives (ILO Library)
Coronavirus – see Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Information resources on Coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to Seafarers and Shipping) (IMO Maritime Knowledge Centre)
Corporate social responsibility (ILO Library)
Corruption (UN Library Vienna)
The Cost of Hunger in Africa (ECA Library)
Counter-Terrorism (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
COVID-19 – see Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
COVID-19 (UNHCR Refworld Special Feature)
COVID-19 and Economic Impacts (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
COVID-19 Misinformation – see also “Combat Misinformation”
Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice  (UN Library Vienna)
Criminal Justice – see “Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice”

Dag Hammarskjöld Library Conferences
Death of Dag Hammarskjöld (UN Archives)
Decolonization – see “UN Documentation: Decolonization”
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Democratic Republic of the Congo (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Desertification (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Detention (UNHCR Refworld Special Feature)
Development (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Development – see “UN Documentation: Development”
Disability (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Disability (ILO Library)
Disability Inclusion (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Disarmament (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Disarmament (UNOG Library Conference Primer)
Disarmament: Global Issues (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Disarmament: Science & Emerging Technology (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Disarmament – see also “UN Documentation: Disarmament”
Disaster Risk Management (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Disinformation – see also “Combat Misinformation”
Domestic workers (ILO Library)
Drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Drug prevention, treatment and care (UN Library Vienna)
Drug trafficking (UN Library Vienna)
Dynamic Industrial Policy in Africa (ECA Library)

e-Resources on COVID-19 (ITU Library & Archives)
Ebola (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Ebola – see “Resources on Ebola”
ECA – see also “Subregional Offices of the ECA”
ECA Resources on Green Economy (ECA Library)
ECA Resources on International Law (ECA Library)
ECA Resources on Social Development (ECA Library)
The Economic and Social Council: Did You Know? (UN Pulse – Dag Hammarskjöld Library): 
Economic and Social Council – see also “UN Documentation: Economic and Social Council”
Economic and social sectors (ILO Library)
Economics – see Trade and Economics
Economics and Finance (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Education (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Educational Resources (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Egypt (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
eHealth (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Energy & Extractives (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Environment (UNOG Library Conference Primer)
Environment – see also “UN Documentation: Environment”
Environment & Natural Resources (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
European Union – see “Participation of the European Union in the work of the United Nations”

Fact-finding Missions – see “International Commissions of Inquiry and Fact-finding Missions”
Fighting for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons (UN Pulse – Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Finance & Markets (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
FinTech (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Firearms (UN Library Vienna)
Flags – see “Maps, Flags, Boundaries”
Food Insecurity (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Food Security and Nutrition – A Global Issue (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Food Waste (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Forced labour (ILO Library)
Forest Crime – see “Wildlife and Forest Crime”
Forests (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Fourth meeting of the African Internet Governance Forum – AfIGF 2015 – see “AfIGF-2015: 4th African Internet Governance Forum”
Fragility and Conflict (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Freedom of Religion or Belief (Library Talks, 10 March 2016 – United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Fridtjof Nansen, First High Commissioner for Refugees – Selected Resources (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)

Gambia (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
 (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Gender (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Gender – see also “Regional Gender Agenda”
Gender and the Commission on the Status of Women (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Gender equality (ILO Library)
Gender Equality (ITU Library & Archives)
Gender Equality and Women (UNHCR Refworld Special Feature)
General Assembly – Quick Links (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
General Assembly: Did You Know? (UN Pulse – Dag Hammarskjöld Library) 
General Assembly – see also “UN Documentation: General Assembly”
The General History of Africa (UNESCO Library)
Genocide (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Genocide (UN Pulse – Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Global Health (UNOG Library Conference Primer)
Global supply chains (ILO Library)
Governance (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Green Economy – see “ECA Resources on Green Economy”
Green Jobs (ILO Library)
Guide to the ECA Library’s e-resources on Africa (ECA Library)

Hate Speech – see also “Combat Misinformation”
Health, Nutrition and Population Research Guide with COVID-19 Updates (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Health – see also “Global Health”
History of the ILO (ILO Library)
HIV and AIDS (UN Library Vienna)
HIV/AIDS (UN Pulse – Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
HIV/AIDS in Africa (ECA Library)
Human Rights (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Human Rights
– see also “Drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”
– see also “The Making of International Human Rights”
– see also “UN Documentation: Human Rights”
Human Rights Council (UNOG Library Conference Primer)
Human Rights Special Procedures (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Human Rights Timeline (OHCHR Library)
Human trafficking and migrant smuggling (UN Library Vienna)
Humanitarian Affairs, Refugees and Migration (UNOG Library Conference Primer)
Hunger – see “The Cost of Hunger in Africa”

ILO Meetings and Documents (ILO Library)
Indigenous peoples (ILO Library)
Informal economy (ILO Library)
Innovation and Technology (ECA Library)
Innovation and Technology (UNOG Library Conference Primer)
Innovation in the UN (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Innovation in the UN (UN Library Vienna)
Internally Displaced Persons (UNHCR Refworld Special Feature)
International Law Commission (UNOG Library Conference Primer)
International Commissions of Inquiry and Fact-finding Missions (OHCHR Library)
International Court of Justice – see “UN Documentation: International Court of Justice”
International Human Rights – see “The Making of International Human Rights”
The International Institut of Intellectual Cooperation (IICI) (UNESCO Library)
International Labour Conference (ILO Library)
International labour migration (ILO Library)
International labour standards (ILO Library)
International Law – see “ECA Resources on International Law”
International Law – see “UN Documentation: International Law”
Iraq (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)

Juma – see also “Remembering Prof. Calestous Juma”

Kaunda – see also “Remembering H.E. Kenneth David Kaunda ( Former President of Zambia)”
Kosovo (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Knowledge Management (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)

Labour and Social Affairs (UNOG Library Conference Primer)Labour inspection (ILO Library)
Labour migration (ILO Library)
Labour law (international) (ILO Library)
Labour law (national) (ILO Library)
Labour statistics (ILO Library)
Land Policy in Africa (ECA Library)
Landmines (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (UN Libraries)
League of Nations (United Nations Archives at Geneva)
League of Nations Secretariat (United Nations Archives at Geneva)  
League of Nations: Disarmament (United Nations Archives at Geneva)
League of Nations: Intellectual Cooperation (United Nations Archives at Geneva)
Legal Research Guide (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Legal Research Resources (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
LGBTI  – see “Fighting for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons”
Libya (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Locust Outbreak (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
LONTAD: Total Digital Access to the League of Nations Archives


Mali (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Management and Leadership (ITU Library & Archives)
Map Collection Research Guide (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Maps, Flags, Boundaries (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Maritime Crime and Piracy (UN Library Vienna)
Maritime Facts and Figures (IMO Maritime Knowledge Centre)
Member States – see “UN Member States on the Record”
Membership – see “UN Membership”
Middle East (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Migrant smuggling – see “Human trafficking and migrant smuggling”
Migration (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Migration (UN Pulse – Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Migration – see also “Humanitarian Affairs, Refugees and Migration”
Migration and Development (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Minimum wages (ILO Library)
Mining and Extractives (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Mining in Africa (ECA Library)
Money-Laundering (UN Library Vienna)
Multilateralism (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Multilingualism at the United Nations: Selected Resources (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Myanmar (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Namibia & the Security Council (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Nansen, Fridtjof – see “Fridtjof Nansen, First High Commissioner for Refugees”
National labour law (ILO Library)
Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of the Paris Agreement (ECA Library)
Natural Resources – see “Environment & Natural Resources”
Ninth African Development Forum: Innovative financing for Africa’s transformation – see “ADF9: Innovative financing for Africa’s transformation”
Ninth Session of the Committee on Sustainable Development and the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development – see “9th Session of the CSD and the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Dev’t”
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) – see “UN and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs): A Quick Guide”
Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Nuclear Weapons (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Nutrition – see “Food Security and Nutrition”
Nutrition – see “Health, Nutrition & Population”

Occupational safety and health (ILO Library)
Oceans (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Oceanssee also “United Nations and the Oceans”
Organized Crime (UN Library Vienna)
Outer Space – see “Peaceful uses of Outer Space”

Participation of the European Union in the work of the United Nations (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Peace  (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Peace and Security (UNOG Library Conference Primer)
Peaceful uses of Outer Space (UN Library Vienna)
Peacekeeping – see “UN Documentation: Peacekeeping”
Peacekeeping (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
People of African Descent (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Piracy – see “Maritime Crime and Piracy”
Population – see “Health, Nutrition & Population”
Poverty (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Poverty Reduction Research Guide with Updates on Inequality and Racism (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Press & Media Contacts – see “UN Press & Media Contacts”
Promoting a “Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism” (UN Pulse – Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (UNHCR Refworld Special Feature)
Public-Private Partnerships (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)

Quotes Database (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)

Racial Equality and Justice (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Racism and Racial Discrimination (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Raúl Prebisch and the challenges of development of the XXI century (ECLAC Library)
Real Estate & Insurance Sectors (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Refugee Protection and International Migration (UNHCR Refworld Special Feature)
Refugee Status Determination (UNHCR Refworld Special Feature)
– see also “Humanitarian Affairs, Refugees and Migration”
– see also “World War II: Refugees”
Refugees and Asylum Seekers (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Refugees and Migrants (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Regional Gender Agenda (ECLAC Library)
Remembering H.E. Kenneth David Kaunda (Former President of Zambia) (ECA Library)
Remembering Kofi Annan (Former Secretary General) (ECA Library)
Remembering Prof. Calestous Juma (ECA Library)
Remembering Professor Adebayo Adedeji (ECA Library)
Research Resources about Africa (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Researching the Articles of the UN Charter (UN Pulse – Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Resettlement (UNHCR Refworld Special Feature)
Resources on Ebola (ECA Library)
Responsibility to Protect (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Rule of Law (UNRIC Library Backgrounder) 
Rural development (ILO Library)
Rural Development – see “Agriculture and Rural Development“

Sanitation – see “Water and Sanitation”
Science & Emerging Technology – see “Disarmament: Science & Emerging Technology”
Seafarers (IMO Maritime Knowledge Centre)
Secretariat – see “UN Documentation: Secretariat”
– see “Appointment of the Secretary-General”
– see “United Nations Secretary-General: Did You Know”
Secretaries-General (UN Archives)
Security – see “Peace and Security”
Security Council – Quick Links (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Security Council Presidency: Did You Know? (UN Pulse – Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Security Council – see “UN Documentation: Security Council”
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (UNHCR Refworld Special Feature)
Social Affairs – see “Labour and Social Affairs”
Social and Cultural Development (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Social Development – see “ECA Resources on Social Development”
Social Finance (ILO Library)
Social Protection & Labour (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Somalia (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
South Sudan (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Special Initiatives relating to UNHCR’s Mandate (UNHCR Refworld Special Feature)
Special Tribunals & other mechanism (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Sport for Development and Peace (UN Archives)
Sri Lanka (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Statelessness (UN Pulse – Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Statelessness (UNHCR Refworld Special Feature)
Statistics Resource Guide (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Subregional Offices of the ECA (ECA Library)
Sudan/Darfur (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (UN Pulse – Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Sustainable Development Goals (UNOG Library Conference Primer)
Sustainable Development Goals: Resources (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Sustainable Development Goals – see also “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”
Syrian Arab Republic (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)

Technology – see “Innovation and Technology”
Terrorism – see “Counter-Terrorism”
Terrorism Prevention (UN Library Vienna)
Time for Global Action: 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development (ECA Library)
Torture – see UN Convention against Torture
Tourism (ECLAC Library)
Tourism (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Trade and Economics (UNOG Library Conference Primer)
Trafficking in Persons (UNHCR Refworld Special Feature)
Transitional Justice (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Transport (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Trusteeship Council – see “UN Documentation: Trusteeship Council”

Ukraine (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
UN Convention against Torture (1984) (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
UN Documentation: Decolonization (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN Documentation: Development (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN Documentation: Disarmament (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN Documentation: Economic and Social Council (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN Documentation: Environment (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN Documentation: General Assembly (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN Documentation: How to Find UN Documents (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN Documentation: Human Rights (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN Documentation: International Court of Justice (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN Documentation: International Law (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN Documentation: Overview (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN Documentation: Peacekeeping (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN Documentation: Regular Budget (2004-2019) (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN Documentation: Researching UN Mandates (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN Documentation: Secretariat (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN Documentation: Security Council (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN Documentation: Trusteeship Council (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN Documentation: UN Budget (2020-) (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN Documentation: UN Voting (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN Documents: How to find Vienna UN Documents (UN Library Vienna)
The UN Human Rights System (UNHCR Refworld Special Feature)
UN Member States on the Record (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN Membership (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN Press & Media Contacts (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
UN Resources (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN System Documention (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
UN@70: ECA documents throughout the years (ECA Library)
UNDP: Did You Know? (UN Pulse – Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
United Nations and the Oceans (IMO Maritime Knowledge Centre)
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
United Nations Digital Library(Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
United Nations Secretary-General: Did You Know? (UN Pulse – Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948): 30 Articles – 30 Documents: Exhibit for the 70th Anniversary (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Universal Declaration of Human Rights for Children and Youth (OHCHR Library)
Universal Declaration of Human Rights – see also “Drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”
Urban Development (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)

Venezuela (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Violence against Women (ECA Library)
Voluntary Repatriation (UNHCR Refworld Special Feature)
Voting – see “UN Documentation: UN Voting”

Water (The World Bank/IMF Library Network)
Water and Sanitation (UN Pulse – Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Wildlife and Forest Crime (UN Library Vienna)
Women – see also “Commission on the Status of Women”
Women – see also “Violence against Women”
Women and Gender Equality (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
Women and gender issues in Africa (ECA Library)
Women and Global Diplomacy: From Peace Movements to the United Nations (UNOG Archives)
Working for a Better Organized and More Peaceful World: Marking the Anniversary of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
World Bank Group Information Research Guide
World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna 1993 (United Nations Library & Archives Geneva)
World War II: Refugees (UN Archives)
World Wildlife Day (UN Pulse – Dag Hammarskjöld Library)

Yemen (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Youth (UNRIC Library Backgrounder)
Youth and Sustainable Development: Quick Guide (Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
Youth employment (ILO Library)
Youth, Security and Peace (UN Pulse – Dag Hammarskjöld Library)