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Political Science 490: United Nations: Reference Sources

Major References


  • Annual Review of United Nations Affairs (1949-latest)
    Reference JX1977 .A1 A5 latest

Inclusive coverage of the activities of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, International Court of Justice, Secretariat. Also contains selected annual reports. Back issues in Stacks under call number JX1977 .A1 A5.

  • A Chronology and Fact Book of the United Nations: Annual Review of the United Nations Affairs
    Reference JX1977 .A1 C48 1941/1985

    Includes a Chronology and index to the Chronology; Documents, and Tables.
  • Basic Facts About the United Nations (1947-1957, 1984, 1989, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2000)
    Reference JX1977 .B37 (2000)

    Published by the United Nations Department of Information and contains information regarding the role and function of the principal organs and specialized agencies. Back issues in Stacks under call number JX1977 .B37.
  • Encyclopedia of the United Nations
    Reference KZ4968 .M66

    Entries consist of narrative essays, arranged alphabetically, of varying lengths. A brief further reading section is also included for most entries.
  • Encyclopedia of the United Nations and International Agreements (1985, 1990, 2003)
    Reference JZ4968 .084 2003

    Alphabetically arranged entries on the UN system and specialized agencies, international governmental and nongovernmental organizations that cooperate with the UN, full and partial texts of international agreements and treaties, and term explanations contained in four volumes. Most entries also include a list of sources. Back issues (1985, 1990) in Stacks under call number JX1977 .O8213 (1985) and JZ4968 .084 (1990).
  • Yearbook of the Human Rights Committee (1977/1978-1987)
    K3237 .U55 U179 Gov-UN

    Summary records of the public meetings.
  • Yearbook on Human Rights (1946-1988)
    JC571 .U4

    Contains full-text or partial text from new constitutions, constitutional amendments, legislation, general governmental decrees, etc. that relate to human rights from states, trust and non self-governing territories, and international agreements.
  • A Global Agenda: Issues Before the General Assembly: An Annual Publication of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (1991-latest)
    Reference JX1977. A1 U5244A (latest)

    Reference source which discusses issues grouped according to topics, i.e. making and keeping peace, dispute settlement and decolonization, arms control and disarmament, economies and development, global resource management, human rights and social issues, legal issues, finance and administration. Each topic discussed includes citations to UN and other documents and publications that pertain to the particular issue. Back issues in Stacks under call number JX1977 .A1 U5244A .
  • United Nations Handbook (1986, 1988-latest)
    Reference JX1977.2 .N5 U55

    Annual source of current information on the UN published by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Includes major sections devoted to the the General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council with subsections, when relevant, on charter provisions, membership, structure, and subsidiary and ad hoc bodies. Sections are also included on the Trusteeship Council; International Court of Justice; Secretariat; Other Bodies, Subsidiary and Related (which includes a description and membership); Regional Development Banks; and Budget and Scales of Assessment. Back issues in Stacks under call number JX1977.2 .N5 U55.
  • The United Nations System and Its Predecessors
    Reference JZ5566 .S9613

Volume 1, United Nations System, contains documents relating to the UN and specialized agencies and other institutions.



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