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Digitization Update - World Food Conference

In the early 1970s, as the world faced a severe food crisis, the UN General Assembly, pursuant to recommendations by the 17th Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization, decided to convene a World Food Conference in 1974. The Dag Hammarskjöld Library has now digitized the complete documentation of the Conference.

Digitization Update - Trusteeship Council

The majority of Trusteeship Council documents are now accessible in full-text in the UN Digital Library.

Digitization Update - Marine Resources

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library has now digitized the complete documentation of the "First International Technical Conference on the Conservation of the Living Resources of the Sea", consisting of technical and working papers, meeting records, and committee reports. 

We invite you to explore these historical documents in the UN Digital Library. 

UN Conference on Human Settlements

Digitization Update – Human Settlements

The global discussion on human settlements began as early as 1965 when the General Assembly identified inadequate housing as one of the most urgent problems necessitating immediate solutions and called upon all nations to mobilize resources and make strong efforts to improve the housing conditions for millions of people.

Researchers can now delve into the UN Conference on Human Settlements documentation which was recently digitized by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library. 

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Digitization Update - World Conf on Women

In 1975, the First World Conference of the International Women's Year was held in Mexico City.  The Conference marked the beginning of a new era of greater participation of women and girls in all aspects of social progress, development, and the search for peace, and urged Member States to recognize women’s rights and to develop policies to fully integrate women into all areas of life.

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library has now digitized the complete documentation of the Conference.

UN Conference on New Sources of Energy

Digitization Update - UN Energy Conference

Did you know that, long before the adoption of the 2030 Agenda which set ensuring access to affordable, sustainable and modern energy for all as one of its 17 sustainable development goals (SDG 7), the UN had already started exploring new sources of energy for sustainable development? 

The UN Conference on New Sources of Energy, held in 1961 in Rome, Italy, discussed the applications of geothermal, wind and solar energy, as well as the means by which sustainable energy could be brought into wider use.  The Dag Hammarskjöld Library has now digitized the complete documentation of the Conference on New Sources of Energy.

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Digitization Update - Conv on Climate Change

In February 1991 the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Framework Convention on Climate Change launched negotiations for an international treaty on climate change in Washington D.C. To offer an inclusive picture of the work of the Negotiating Committee during those formative years, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library has digitized official and unofficial foundation papers from its archives.

Report on the World Social Situation

Digitization Update - World Social Situation

To promote a deeper understanding of how the world economy and drivers of social progress have evolved over time, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library has digitized 12 historic volumes of the Report of the World Social Situation published between 1952 to 1993.

UN Map Collection

Digitization Update - United Nations Maps

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library has roughly 8000 UN authored maps in its collection.  This map collection is unique in its scope, relating to the work the United Nations through the decades.

Yearbook on Human Rights

Digitization Update - Human Rights Yearbook

The United Nations is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this December. What were the concerns of the Organization in the field of human rights over the decades, and where can historic information on Member States activities be located?

Committee on Contributions

Digitization Update - Comm on Contributions

The Library’s Digitization Unit is pleased to announce that the Committee on Contribution’s monthly status reports from 1950-1993 are now available online. The reports detail the status of contributions by each Member State to the regular budget of the United Nations over the years, and give insight into the ranking and status of payments.

Secretary-General's bulletins

Digitization Update - SG Bulletins & Staff Rules

In an ongoing initiative the Library’s Digitization Unit has scanned over 160 memorable Secretary-General’s bulletins, including UN staff rules, from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s

Digitized Commission on the Status of Women Meeting Record

Digitization Update - CSW Historical Meetings

On the occasion of the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library is pleased to announce summary records from the first ten sessions of the Commission (1947-1956) are now available in the UN Digital Library.  

San Francisco Conference

UN’s founding documents now freely available

The entire proceedings of the San Francisco Conference have been digitized by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library’s Digitization Team, and can now be accessed globally from the United Nations Digital Library. The collection is searchable by volume.

Statistical Yearbook

Digitization Update - Statistical Yearbook

To mark the launch of the Statistical Yearbook 2017, the Library’s Digitization Unit scanned 55 volumes of past issues referencing statistics of countries and regions dating back to 1948.