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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:

    Governing Safer Cities: Strategies for a Globalised World - A Framework to Guide Urban Policy-Makers and Practitioners

    The security challenges of individual cities are increasingly a result of the intersection between local vulnerabilities and illicit flows from across national borders. States as a whole are affected by the destabilising effects of these flows of illicit commodities and the associated challenges of organised crime, corruption and terrorism. These phenomena are undercutting good governance and the rule of law, threatening security, development and peoples’ life chances. But with two-thirds of the current world population expected to reside in cities by 2030, these challenges are and will continue to be particularly acute in cities across the globe.

    The Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda adopted during Habitat III in Quito, provide a new impetus to the work of countries and the international community at large to develop inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities.



    Contact Us

    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: