University of Wisconsin-Madison

General information about the United Nations at
UW-Madison's Memorial Library

The sources described here provide general information on the United Nations, like...
  • what it did in a particular year
  • what peace-keeping operations it is involved in
  • what its budget is
  • what different UN agencies do
  • what nations belong and when they joined

If you need additional assistance, please contact the government documents librarian at bharper@library.wisc.edu or 262-9852, or ask at the Reference Desk, Room 262.

Printed Sources Web sites maintained by the United Nations Periodical published by the United Nations

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Printed Sources

Books published by the United Nations

United Nations. Department of Public Information. Basic Facts about the United Nations. New York: Department of Public Information, 2004. (UN Sales Publication no. E.04.I.07)

United Nations. Department of Public Information. Yearbook of the United Nations.

Books published by commercial publishers

Annual Review of United Nations Affairs. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications, 1950-   .

Baratta, Joseph Preston. United Nations System. International Organization Series, vol. 10. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1995.

Matsuura, Kumiko, et al. Chronology and Factbook of the United Nations 1941-1991. (Supplement to Annual Review of United Nations Affairs.) Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana, 1992./DT>

Osmanczyk, Edmund Jan. Edited by Anthony Mango. Encyclopedia of the United Nations and International Agreements. 3rd ed. New York: Routledge, 2003.

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Web sites maintained by the United Nations

United Nations Home Page

Official Web Site Locator for the United Nations System of Organizations

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Periodical published by the United Nations

UN Chronicle. New York, NY : United Nations Office of Public Information, 1975- &npsp; .Vol. 12, no. 4 (Apr. 1975)-   . Issued quarterly.

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