Also, improve your understanding of the UN by watching this two minute video from TEDEd
UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.
“This year again, we saw the United Nations come together on armed conflict, human rights, the environment and many other issues. We continue to show what collective action can do. We can do even more. In a world that is more connected, we must be more united. On United Nations Day, let us pledge to live up to our founding ideals and work together for peace, development and human rights. ”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
The National Library of Scotland is a United Nations Depository Library and as such has a wealth of information on the work of the UN.
The UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library is collaborating with the Library of the United Nations Office at Geneva in digitizing pre-1993 UN documents. Documents in the six official languages are scanned, processed for full text retrieval, and uploaded to the UN You can download an updated list in PDF format (last update: July 2012) of pre-1993 UN parliamentary documents that have been digitized and uploaded to ODS so far.
UN Depository libraries launched their facebook page on 30th Jan 2012
The general public can consult material free of charge at any depository library.