From in-depth publications, source documents and electronic depositories to guided tours, the Department works to provide easy access to the wealth of information and knowledge on the UN and related issues for a wide range of users.
The Department manages the main UN website, UN.org, in the six official languages, including general information about the UN, global issues, observances and campaigns, and updates on the work of the main organs. We set the Organization’s standards for web branding, multilingualism, usability and accessibility for the disabled, and work closely with other departments to establish their web presence and provide multilingualism support.
The Dag Hammarskjöld Library offers information on UN documentation and research services to delegates, UN departments and offices, as well as to diverse specialized groups and the wider public. To facilitate search and discovery of documents and Library materials, it maintains the United Nations Digital Library and other information research tools.
Our team manages the guided tours operations and group programmes at United Nations Headquarters in New York, which every year attracts nearly half a million people from around the world.
The United Nations publishes approximately 500 new titles a year on a variety of topics from human rights, to the global economy, to international law, and more. UN publications are available in print through a secure ordering system, at the United Nations Bookshop in New York, and through a network of 90+ distributors and agents and in digital format in the United Nations iLibrary. They are also available as e-books through major content aggregators, on most popular mobile e-book readers and as smart phone "apps". The UN Publications team also negotiates license agreements with other publishers for translation or reproduction of United Nations content, and with e-book providers.
A series of flagship publications developed by the Department aim to meet the needs of diverse audiences, from those who seek basic facts about the Organization to the readers interested in in-depth or specialized information.