Recent Event: Building Structural Equity and Inclusion in Open Scholarship practices

Register now for a virtual panel discussion that looks at the science-policy-society interface through the lens of open scholarship. 

Webinar on Gender Equality in Open Scholarship

This virtual dialogue focused on gender equality in the Open Science suite of activities

DHL 2021 KPIs report

2021 by the numbers

In 2021, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library considerably increased its global reach and initiated new ways of collaborating with UN and research communities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Thanos Giannakopoulos, Chief Dag Hammarskjold Library

Dag Hammarskjöld Library and DESA host Open Science Conference

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library (in the Department of Global Communications) and the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) recently held the second global Open Science Conference under the theme From Tackling the Pandemic to Addressing Climate Change

The American Society of International Law 2021 Jus Gentium Award

UN Digital Library receives 2021 Jus Gentium Research Award

The UN Digital Library has been awarded the 2021 Jus Gentium Research Award by the American Society of International Law (ASIL).

Dag Hammarskjöld Library by the numbers in 2020

Dag Hammarskjöld Library in 2020 by the numbers

In 2020, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library increased its global reach and found new ways of working with the UN community during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  


Unpaywall and Open Access

If you have searched the Dag Hammarskjöld Library catalogue recently, you may have noticed a new feature:  the addition of pink PDFs in your results list which link to the full text of open access articles.  The new links are supported by the Unpaywall database, a non-profit service that has indexed over 27 million open access scholarly articles.

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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.

General Assembly

General debate statements at your fingertips

At the beginning of each session of the General Assembly, world leaders gather at UN Headquarters to share their views on the world stage. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year's general debate has transitioned to a mainly virtual format.

Want to learn more about which speakers have represented your country over the years? Which speaker gave the longest speech? Which Heads of State have delivered statements since 1946? Ask DAG has the answers! 

1 Million Records in the UN Digital Library

1 Million Records in the UN Digital Library

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library is celebrating the milestone of creating over one million bibliographic metadata records in the UN Digital Library, its online catalogue.


Explore 75 years of UN milestone documents

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library has unveiled an online exhibit of key documents that have shaped international relations and led to remarkable changes in the lives of the peoples of the world.

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. 

Preservation Week - UN Oral History Collection

Preservation Week and UN Oral History

Did you know that the UN Dag Hammarskjold Library offers a digital collection of oral history interviews and transcripts with senior UN officials and diplomats that offer insider views and personal perspectives on the Organization's work to maintain world peace?  This is the UN Oral History Collection, a joint project of the UN Library and Yale University.

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.