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United Nations iLibrary is the comprehensive global repository for digital content created by the United Nations and their related agencies. Initially launched in 2015, the platform was updated in 2021 to incorporate new features such as an interface in all six official UN languages and a search feature by Sustainable Development Goals. The new design also makes it faster and easier to find the reports you are looking for.

Content is organized by series title, publication year and alphabetically; and discovery of complete publications or even their components - chapters and articles - is a click away. The content is accessible in different formats - PDF, ePub and READ - to meet users' needs, whether for reading on a mobile device, sharing with peers via social network or integrating content into a report.

As of November 2022, the UN iLibrary contains over 10,500 ebook titles, 141,000 chapters, 9,500 articles, 450 series and 8 databases. The publications appear in all official languages of the United Nations: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic as well as bilingual and trilingual publications. Every year about 500 new titles are added to the collection. Approximately 70% of which are in English and they will cover the following topics:

"UN iLibrary Now Contains 8 Databases"

SDGindicators Datasets
This dataset contains data on the global Sustainable Development Goal indicators and includes global and regional aggregates as well as country-level data for 115 of the 230 SDG indicators
Minimum Set of Gender Indicators
This dataset is a collection of 52 quantitative indicators and 11 qualitative indicators covering national norms and laws on gender equality.
All statistics of UNCTAD are harmonized into UNCTADstat. It gives access to basic and derived indicators built upon common rules, harmonized environment and clear methodology supported by powerful data browsing system.
World Population Prospects Indicators
The main results of the World Population Prospects are presented in a series of Excel files displaying key demographic indicators for each UN development group, World Bank income group, geographic region,
Energy Statistics
The United Nations Statistics Division's (UNSD) mission in the area of energy statistics is to strengthen national statistical systems in order to provide high quality energy statistics balances.
National Accounts - Analysis of Main Aggregates
The National Accounts Main Aggregates Database presents a series of analytical national accounts tables from 1970onwards for more than 200 countries and areas of the world.
Monitoring the Situation of Children and Women
UNICEF is the world's leading source of data on children and maintains databases of hundreds of international valid and comparable indicators.
COVID-19 and Children
Children are not the face of this COVID-19 pandemic but, they risk being its biggest victims, as children's lives are nonetheless being changed in profound ways.
More Databases are being worked on and will be added to the platform in the future

UN iLibrary Features
  • Content is organized by series title, publication year and alphabetically
  • Granular 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 MARC records and KBART Phase 2 Metadata are available to subscribers
  • Usage monitoring COUNTER4 compliant usage statistics are available to subscribers
  • 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. EBSCO, WorldCat, Summon and Primo)
  • Perpetual access to subscribed content
  • Re-use of all subscribed content for institutional purposes with no further permission required
  • Access via Proxy server available
  • Subscribers can self-manage the administration and account settings on their account
  • The UN staff offer live online presentations covering subjects such as the navigation of iLibrary and its content or UN topics of interest to the subscribing institution
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What's New on UN iLibrary
State of World Population 2023
8 Billion Lives, Infinite Possibilities: The Case for Rights and Choices

The State of World Population report 2023 will discuss the milestone of 8 billion recently reached by the human population and the narratives surrounding population change. We will look in particular at discourses which put forward ideas of 'too many' or 'too few' people and at the harm this can cause women and girls whose reproductive choices are on the line. more ...

World Social Report 2023
Leaving No One Behind in an Ageing World

The report takes a lifecycle approach to the ageing process. The report looks at the situation of older persons while addressing links between population ageing and selected Sustainable Development Goals, with the underlying focus on the commitment of the 2030 Agenda on leaving no one behind, promoting equitable and inclusive ageing. The report also looks at Covid-19 and its aftermath and its effects are addressed through all chapters. The report uses a social perspective and expands analysis on the social aspects of ageing—including its implications for poverty and inequality, healthcare and long-term care. more ...

Human Development Report 2021/2022
Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World

Continuing the thread of the 2019 and 2020 Human Development Reports (HDRs), the 2021/2022 HDR carries forward a conversation centered on inequalities while integrating other important themes related to uncertainties in the Anthropocene: societal-level transformations, mental health impacts, political polarization, but also, crucially, opportunity. The Report explores how uncertainty in the Anthropocene is changing, what is driving it, what it means for human development, and how we can thrive in spite of it. The Report argues that, in the end, doubling down on human development is central to a more prosperous future for all. more ...

Yearbook of the United Nations 2015

Since the founding of the United Nations, the Yearbook of the United Nations has stood as the authoritative reference work on the annual actions and achievements of the Organization. As with the preceding sixty-eight volumes of the Yearbook, the present—sixty-ninth—volume composes a peerless resource contextualizing the deliberations of the United Nations on peace and security matters, human rights, economic and social questions, legal issues, and administrative and budgetary topics. more ...

The Least Developed Countries Report 2022
The Low-carbon Transition and Its Daunting Implications for Structural Transformation

LDCs, which bear the least historical responsibility for climate change, are on the front lines of the climate crisis. The Report highlights the development strategies and policies which they need to enact to reach the ambitious objectives to which they have committed, and the painful trade-offs between climate action and accelerated progress towards fulfilling their right to development they will need to navigate in the challenging international economic and environmental context. more ...

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2023
Partnerships and Cooperation for Water

This publication describes how building partnerships and enhancing cooperation across every dimension of sustainable development are essential components to accelerating progress towards realizing the human rights to water and sanitation. Partnerships and cooperation take place in almost any water-related endeavour and water resources management has a long history of experience with partnerships, both good and bad. This report reviews this experience, highlighting how enhancing positive and meaningful cooperation amongst the water, sanitation and broader 'development' communities is required to accelerate progress. more ...

Technology and Innovation Report 2023
Opening Green Windows: Technological Opportunities for a Low-carbon World

We live in a time of rapid technological change, at the height of the digital transformation and the early stages of the Industry 4.0 revolution. When guided by an inclusive and sustainable compass, these technological waves have great potential to increase prosperity and protect the planet, bringing about the vital transformations needed to achieve the SDGs and put the world on a sustainable path. more ...

In Danger
UNAIDS Global AIDS Update 2022

New data from UNAIDS on the global HIV response reveals that during the last two years of COVID-19 and other global crises, progress against the HIV pandemic has faltered, resources have shrunk, and millions of lives are at risk as a result. The new report, In Danger, is being launched ahead of the International AIDS Conference in Montreal, Canada. more ...

Creative Economy Outlook 2022: Overview
The International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development: Pathway to Resilient Creative Industries

The report looks at the current state of the creative economy. It examines the evolving definition of the creative economy and its contribution to sustainable development. Based on a 2021 UNCTAD survey, the report shows how countries govern and promote their creative economies and what national strategies and policies they have implemented. more ...

UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2022

The UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics was first launched in 1967. Over the past 50 years, the handbook has evolved to incorporate new statistics and ensure that readers have access to the best possible information available. The 2021 edition of the Handbook continues in this tradition of excellence and innovation. As in previous years, this edition showcases 'nowcasted' estimates for total merchandised trade, total services trade and GDP. This publication provides a wide range of statistics and indicators relevant to the analysis of international trade, investment, and development. more ...