United Nations : Government Publications on the Web



  • AccessUN mcmaster access only
    provides access to current and retrospective United Nations documents and publications including Official Records, masthead documents, draft resolutions, meeting records, UN Sales Publications, and the UN Treaty Series citations
  • Official Documents of the United Nations
    ODS covers all types of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993. Older UN documents are, however, added to the system on a daily basis. ODS also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards. The system does not contain press releases, UN sales publications, the United Nations Treaty Series or information brochures issued by the Department of Public Information.
  • UN Documentation Centre
    provides access to a collection of documents and publications issued by the UN (reports, resolutions, meeting records, sales publications, and press releases) and features materials from the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, Secretariat, International Court of Justice, and Trusteeship Council.
  • United Nations Documents: Research Guide
    a guide presenting an overview of the various types of documents and publications issued by the Organization (e.g, reports, resolutions, meeting records, sales publications, press releases) and gives guidance on how to work with them
  • United Nations Statistics Division
    a statistical database for the member states of the United Nations

UN Agencies

  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    search essential documents, statistics, maps and multimedia resources of the FAO whose mandate it is to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and to better the condition of rural populations
    an on-line multilingual database currently containing over 1 million time-series records from over 210 countries and territories covering statistics on agriculture, nutrition, fisheries, forestry, food aid, land use and population
  • Human Development Reports
    provides access to free publications on human development of civil, political, economic, and social rights worldwide from the United Nation Development Programme
  • International Court of Justice
    search general information and basic documents, current dockets of the court, decision of the ICJ, and publications
  • International Labour Organization
    provides information on standards and fundamental principles at work, employment, social protection, social dialogue and links to departmental pages and official documents
  • Access to ILO Databases
    access to the online databases of the International Labour Organization, with international coverage of the world of work and the labor-related aspects of economic and social development in countries around the world
  • ILO: Infocus Programme on Child Labour
    presents information about the efforts of the ILO to prohibit and eliminate the use of child labor
  • International Monetary Fund
    a list of links to news, fund rates, IMF publications, standards and codes, country information, and featured topics from the IMF
  • IMF: World Economic Outlook Database List
    search the World Economic Outlook Database by country or country groups or by WEO aggregates
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
    browse by topic, country, department or find statistics, publications, and news releases from the OECD
  • SourceOECD (Statistics) mcmaster access only
    search in real time, online and build tables in SourceOECD ‘s statistical databases
  • Our Planet
    a magazine reporting on environmentally sustainable development around the world published by the United Nations Environment Programme

  • United Nation Population Information Network
    a guide to data, publications, organizations, and conferences on population information
  • United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
    a portal to UNESCO themes (education, natural science, social sciences, culture, communication & iInformation, special focus), regions & countries, the organization, and online services
  • UNESCO Institute for Statistics
    global and internationally comparable statistics on education, science, technology, culture and communication
  • UNHCR: The UN Refugee Agency
    a searchable database of news, publications, and links to The UN's refugee agency
  • The World Bank Group
    search documents & reports, publications, statistics & data, many other areas of the World Bank Group who offer loans, advice, and an array of customized resources to more than 100 developing countries and countries in transition
  • World Health Organization
    a list of links to news, countries, health topics, publications, research tools, and WHO sites
  • World Trade Organization
    search trade topics, resources (including statistics and publications), documents, and community / forums on the international body dealing with the rules of trade between nations