Access UN
A comprehensive Web-based index of United Nations documents

Quick Facts

  • Offers full-text resolutions from the General Assembly, Security Council and the Economic and Social Council with bibliographic citations
  • Extensively indexes documents, records, publications and more by each of the six UN bodies
  • Supports researchers at universities, law libraries and government bodies as well as Model UN participants


Developed in cooperation with the library community, Access UN serves primarily as an ongoing Web-based index to more than 500,000 current and archived United Nations documents and publicationsAccess UN also provides the full text or links to the full text of more than 35,000 of these documents and publications.

Access UN benefits both researchers concerned with international economic, social, cultural and humanitarian issues as well as Model UN participants preparing resolutions and position papers. Peace and security, world hunger, human rights, economic development, the environment and atomic energy are among the many topics addressed in depth by the United Nations.

Indexing of various documents by each UN body 
Readex indexes the documents from the six main bodies of the United Nations—the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, Trusteeship Council, Secretariat and International Court of Justice. Masthead documents (formerly known as mimeographed documents), official records, limited and restricted documents, sales publications and documents emanating from sessional and standing committees, functional commissions, conferences and regional bodies are the basis of this ongoing index. 

Additional resolutions, records and links 
Full-text resolutions from the General Assembly, Security Council and the Economic and Social Council are appended to their respective bibliographic citations. These documents include resolutions from the General Assembly (1981-present), the Security Council (1974-present), and the Economic and Social Council (1982-present). Also, selected Provisional Verbatim and Summary Records documents (1990-present), which contain voting records of General Assembly and Security Council resolutions, have been added to the database. Finally, Access UN provides links to full-text documents residing at UN Websites.

Segments offering comprehensive coverage 
Access UN is available in comprehensive date-range segments, including: 1991-present, 1966-present and 1946-present.

For more information, contact a Readex representative by calling 800.762.8182 or by using our easy contact form.
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