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Research Guides

UN & Intergovernmental organizations (IGOs)

A guide to major print and electronic IGO information prepared by Sherry Smugler, Nich Worby and Sam-chin Li, University of Toronto Libraries.






  • A text submitted to a UN principal organ or its subsidiary for its consideration. For more information on UN document symbols see UN Document Symbols.

Official Records

  • Series of documents relating to the proceedings of principal UN organs and selected conferences
  • Include meeting verbatim or summary records, annexes and supplements


  • Written material issued by or for the UN for the public's use

Key publications online

Documents online

Documents in print

Print and microfiche documents are available in the Government Publications Collection on the 5th floor of the Robarts Library. Additional copies may be available at other University of Toronto libraries.

Documents: indexes & guides in print