Friday, June 13, 2008

Information on the UN

We just got the sixtieth anniversary 2005 edition of the Yearbook of the United Nations, REF JX .A37 Y4. UN materials come out somewhat slowly, but they do contain a wealth of information, not only on the UN's activities, but statistics of all sorts. One valuable statistics set we receive from the UN is the Demographic Yearbook, REF HA17 .D45, which we have from 1949 through the current 2004 edition.

For online resources there is the UN's online data site, and of course articles from our article databases like Academic Search and JSTOR. You could also look for books in our catalog.
Pictured here is President Harry Truman looking on as US Secretary of State Edward Stettinius signs the UN Security Charter for the United States in June 1945. (From our AP Multimedia Archive.)

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