UN Databases-a quick way to facts

OHCHR – Treaty Body Database
Includes documents submitted to any of the UN human rights treaty monitoring bodies. Filter by convention, country, type of document, document symbol, and/or date.

OHCHR maintained database including documents for the Human Rights Council, its predecessor and its subsidiaries and parent organs.

Dag Hammarskjöld Library
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Advanced multidisciplinary databases are useful tools for researchers working on a specific topic. They can be accessed by browsing our list of electronic resources by subject. Some of the links require subscriptions (Best Bet) :


UNSD – UN Statistic Division

The United Nations Statistics Division is committed to the advancement of the global statistical system. We compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems. We facilitate the coordination of international statistical activities and support the functioning of the United Nations Statistical Commission as the apex entity of the global statistical system.

UNData-a World of Information

  • Demographic Statistics Database
  • Environment Statistics Database
  • Human Development Indices