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United Nations iLibrary, created in partnership with the OECD using their highly functional platform, is the first comprehensive global search, discovery and dissemination platform for digital content created by the United Nations. It provides librarians, information specialists, scholars and policy makers with a single digital destination for accessing publications, journals, data and series published by the United Nations Secretariat and its funds and programs. In future releases, the platform will also provide access to other resources such as working papers, series and statistical databases

By the end of 2016, the UN iLibrary will hold more then 3,000 publications in all officials languages of the United Nations: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic as well as bilingual and trilingual publications. Every year approximately 500 new titles are planned to be added to the collection and they will cover the following topics:
List of UN iLibrary Series to be made Available
UN iLibrary Features
  • Content can be viewed by language, year and title index
  • Granlar content - users can search and click directly to components such as chapters or articles. Every content level has a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and static URL
  • Integrated search results, PDF and READ version
  • A citation tool for all content, integrating with popular bibliographic management systems
  • Content in context - related content is one click away
  • Links to previous editions with the option to download any full text item such as chapters from the table of contents
  • Users can navigate back and forth via hierarchical "breadcrumb trails"
  • Bibliographic records in MARC21 XML format
  • COUNTER4 compliant usage statistics
  • RSS Feeds
  • Users can read and share the READ version of content on all internet connected desktop and mobile devices
  • Athens/Shibboleth federated authentication for US and UK institutions
  • All United Nations iLibrary metadata and fully text indexed by the four major Discovery Services by mid-2016: EBSCO, EDS, EX Libris Primo, ProQuest Summon, OCLC WorldCat (Metadata only)
  • Perpetual access to subscribed content
  • Free inclusion of content in course packs without the need to request further permission
  • Access via Proxy server available
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Statistical Yearbook 2013, Fifty-eighth Issue

The Statistical Yearbook is an annual compilation of a wide range of international economic, social and environmental statistics on over 200 countries and areas, compiled from sources including UN agencies and other international, national and specialized organizations. more ...

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2014-2015

In addition to conflicts and related security disruptions in the Arab region, a significant fall in oil prices and their uncertain prospects have become a predominant economic concern, with prices plunging by more than 50 per cent in the second half of 2014. more ...

UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2015

The UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics provides a comprehensive, reliable, coherent and comparable collection of statistical data relevant to the analysis of international trade, investment and development for individual countries, geographical regions and for selected economic groupings. more ...

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous Peoples' Access to Health Services

This publication sets out to examine the major challenges for indigenous peoples to obtain adequate access to and utilization of quality health care services. It provides an important background to many of the health issues that indigenous peoples are currently facing. more ...

Yearbook of the United Nations 2011
Volume 65

With its comprehensive coverage of political and security matters, human rights issues, economic and social questions, legal issues, and institutional, administrative and budgetary matters, the Yearbook of the United Nations stands as the most authoritative reference work on the activities and concerns of the Organization. more ...

World Migration Report 2015
Migrants and Cities, New Partnerships to Manage Mobility

In 2014, over 54 per cent of the world’s population were living in urban areas. The number will double to some 6.4 billion by 2050. Human mobility and migration play an important part in this trend. The report aims to consider migration as a defining factor alongside climate change, population growth, demographic change and economic crisis in shaping sustainable cities of the future. more ...

The Least Developed Countries Report 2015
Boosting Rural Transformation to Reach Development Goals

This report documents the importance of the rural sector and agriculture in least developed countries (LDCs), through their contribution to employment generation and economic activity, as well as the fact that the bulk of LDC poverty is concentrated in rural areas. It presents evidence on agricultural productivity dynamics in LDCs, discussing the importance of agricultural productivity for human development in rural areas, and analysing the key elements driving agricultural productivity growth in these countries. more ...

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2016

This publication is the definitive report of the United Nations on the state of the world economy. It is jointly produced by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the five United Nations Regional Commissions. more ...