United Nations Publications


The United Nations system creates publications and other knowledge products on a variety of subjects to advance the Organization's goals.

The UN Chronicle, published by the Department of Global ...


The UN Chronicle, published by the Department of Global Communications, covers information and debate on activities of the United Nations system. It features essays and opinions from official, non-governmental, academic, and policymaking groups connected with the Organization. The journal covers a wide-range of topics including: human rights; economic, social and political issues; peacekeeping operations; international conferences; youth related matters; women and children; and global health.

The Yearbook of the United Nations stands as the authoritative reference work on the activities and concerns of the Organization.  Based on official UN documents, the Yearbook provides comprehensive coverage of political and security matters, human rights issues, economic and social questions, legal issues and institutional, administrative and budgetary matters. The volumes include the texts of all major General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council resolutions and decisions, and places them in the narrative context of UN consideration, deliberation and action.

Basic Facts about the United Nations serves as a trusted guide to the United Nations and its system of related agencies.  The volumes document the Organization’s contributions to international peace and security, economic and social development, human rights, humanitarian action, international law and decolonization.

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in supporting and contributing to the realization of United Nations goals and mandates. Every subject and discipline can have a UN imprint.

Significant are the United Nations – Department of Economic and Social Affairs Publications. Rooted in the United Nations Charter and guided by the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) upholds the development pillar of the United Nations.