for Using English at the United Nations
focus on the specialized language,
formats and style used by the United Nations. Except for Correspondence
Writing workbook, these links are all on the United
Nations Intranet. The links are not accessible on networks outside the
- A Guide to Writing for the United Nations
(PDF) a classic guide by retired editor W.H. Hindle. His advice,
expressed with charm, wisdom and wit, is still as valid and useful
today as when he first wrote it.
Nations Editorial Manual Online
– Available to anyone with an Internet connection. Look
here for the most recent United Nations spelling list,
style and format guidelines for reports. You can also try a
self-study Report Writing course, and use the 'ask the editor' feature.
Nations Correspondence Manual (on UN server only) -
Available on iSeek, the UNHQ
Intranet. Look here for the most recent United Nations spelling list,
style and format guidelines for reports, and more.
Writing Workbook –
This electronic workbook provides examples
of common United Nations correspondence and practice exercises.
Although designed to accompany our programme's 'Writing Letters, Memos
& Email' course, it can also be used for self study.
Development Websites - Available
on iSeek, the UNHQ Intranet. This
webpage features a list of useful Internet resources on General Career
Development , Resumes and Cover Letters , Interview Skills , Mentoring,
and Vacancies in the UN system compiled by the UNHQ Career