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The United Nations Library Research Guides are designed to provide more information on the work done in Vienna and to highlight both United Nations and Library resources that may be of use to staff, delegates and researchers working in those subject areas.


About the United Nations Library - Vienna

The United Nations Library - Vienna provides full library and information services to the staff of the United Nations entities and permanent missions in Vienna and other authorized Library clients.

The Library belongs to the global network of United Nations Libraries and, at the Vienna International Centre, works closely with two other libraries: the UNCITRAL Law Library, specializing in international trade law, and the UNIS Library, run by the United Nations Information Service, a publicly accessible reference library.

Guides on UN Documents

The United Nations Dag Hammerskjöld Library in New York has created several research guides related to finding UN Documents.  Below is a selection of key guides to consult: 

UN Documentation: Overview

UN Document Symbols

UN Documentation: General Assembly

UN Documentation: Economic and Social Council

UN Documentation: Researching UN Mandates



    This guide is intended to provide delegates and UN Secretariat Staff with selected content from both UN and non-UN sources on the topic. It references third-party web sites, books and articles. It does not imply the endorsement of the content by the United Nations.



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    What's New!

    New from UNODC:

    World Drug Report 2016

    The World Drug Report is published in the wake of the landmark moment in global drug policy, the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem. Chapter I provides a global overview of the supply of and demand for opiates, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) and new psychoactive substances (NPS), as well as their impact on health. It also reviews the scientific evidence on polydrug use, treatment demand for cannabis and developments since the legalization of cannabis for recreational use in some parts of the world. Chapter II focuses on the mechanisms of the interaction between the world drug problem and all aspects of sustainable development through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals.

    World Wildlife Crime Report 

    The trafficking of wildlife is increasingly recognized as both a specialized area of organized crime and a significant threat to many plant and animal species. The World Wildlife Crime Report takes stock of the present wildlife crime situation with a focus on illicit trafficking of specific protected species of wild fauna and flora, and provides a broad assessment of the nature and extent of the problem at the global level. It includes a quantitative market assessment and a series of in-depth illicit trade case studies.


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    United Nations Library - Vienna
    Wagramerstrasse 5,
    1400 Vienna, AUSTRIA
    Room: E0482

    Monday-Friday: 9:30-17:00

    Ph: +43-1/260 60 3210

    UNOV/UNODC Staff access to the Library


    Search the Library Catalogue

    The online public access catalogue (OPAC) provides information on the materials available. The library catalogue gives you easy access to the books, journals, articles and other items available at the UN Vienna library.


    Access to Electronic Resources

    The library provides print and electronic information resources for the United Nations units and Permanent Missions based in Vienna. Books and articles can be accessed online within the UN office in Vienna.

    Articles can be delivered to permanent missions by email upon request to the library: