Navigating United Nations documentation

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

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Need to consult the first bulletin of the UN Staff Regulations and Rules? Want to know more about the work cycle of the General Assembly? Interested in legal resources?

To assist you in your research, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library offers training sessions on how to find your way around the documentation of various UN bodies, as well as information resources related to the work of the United Nations.

“Useful”, “well-structured”, “practical”, and “relevant”- these are some of the comments given by participants to describe the training sessions they attended.  Since 2014, more than 3,600 UN staff and delegates from Permanent Missions have benefited from the sessions offered by the Training Programme of the Dag Hammarskjöld Library.

From 30 minutes to 2.5 hours, these trainings address various themes, such as peacekeeping research, Security Council documentation, UN regular budget documents, and international law resources. All trainings take place at the Dag Hammarskjöld Library premises at the United Nations Headquarters.

With a combination of guidance and hands-on exercises in our computer-equipped training room, experienced trainers will show you the tools and databases provided by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library; will advise you on how to locate UN documents and publications, and help you develop research strategies in order to efficiently use UN and non-UN content for your research.

Do you feel more comfortable learning in French or Spanish? The Library offer training sessions in three of the official languages: English, French, and Spanish.

So, whether you are a veteran staff member but a novice at online research, or a database expert but totally new to the Organization, the Library training classes are made for you. They will help you expand your knowledge and give you the necessary skills to do your work quickly and effectively.

Discover all the training classes offered and register on the Library's website: