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iLibrary is the latest UN official online, full-text source of information.

The new digital library, provides librarians, information specialists, scholars, students, policy makers, influencers and the general public with a single digital destination for seamlessly accessing publications, journals, data, and series published by the United Nations Secretariat, and its funds and programs. 

United Nations iLibrary offers an extensive list of features that deliver flexibility, speed, and efficiency such as intuitive navigation, integrated search results, granular content, citation tool, DOI identification, and multilingual content. 

Every year around 500 new titles are planned to be added to United Nations iLibrary. Approximately 70% of  are in English. 

 

 http://ilibrary.un.org

 


  • Visiting the Library

    You are always welcome to visit us at the UNIC

    • Our business hours and contact


      OUR BUSINESS HOURS  - 
      MONDAY TO FRIDAY ( 8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM) - GENERAL VISITS
      MONDAY TO FRIDAY ( 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM ) - LIBRARY VISITS
      UNIC is usually closed in public holidays) There are some holidays that we may be open - Call first to inquire.

      WHERE WE ARE LOCATED:
      2ND FLOOR BRETTON HALL, 16 VICTORIA AVENUE, PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

      Bretton Hall compound houses, UNIC and Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and other businesses.

      Landmarks on Victoria Avenue - Government Printery, Tranquility Government Secondary School, Inida High Commission, Venezuela (BR) Embassy, TGI Fridays, BPTT

      No parking is available on Bretton Hall compound for visitors. We suggest you park on the Avenue or the private carpark on Melville Lane (per hour fee).

      CONTACT INFORMATION

      Telephone - (868) 623 4813 or 8438, Email - unic.portofspain@unic.org

    • for your security

      FOR YOUR SECURITY:

      (1) NO BAGS , LARGE PARCELS OR BACKPACKS ARE ALLOWED IN UNITED NATIONS OFFICES
      (2) YOU MAY TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS IN APPROVED SPACES
      (3) YOU SHOULD KEEP A FORM OF IDENTIFICATION
      (4) FOLLOW UNIC EVACUATION INSTRUCTIONS IN ANY EMERGENCY

  • Multimedia Collection

    The Reference Library includes a wide collection of audio and video products.

    they include : DVDs, VHS tapes and CDs. 

    Some of the topics they cover include:

    • Climate Change
    • Children
    • the Environment
    • the Holocaust
    • Peace
    • Women
    • and more

    You can schedule a visit by yourself or as a group to view the videos. Let us know ahead of time so we can set up our conference  room for you to enjoy the experience.

  • Inter-Library Loans

    Reference Libraries have special lending procedures - If your organisation would like to borrow a title or multimedia product, your library staff can contact the Library or the Registry to make a request for a library to library loan.

    Conditions of Loans:

    • Must be for a non-profit reason
    • Must be for a non-political event or activity
    • loan period is for a maximum of two weeks

  • UNIC Reference Library catalogue includes  official documents from:

    • UN Secretariat - Secretary-General reports and other publications ; Security Council Resolutions ;Economic and Social Council resolutions, reports and special publications ;Trusteeship Council resolutions and reports ; General Assembly resolutions, reports and special publications ; International Court of Justice reports and publications

    The library also houses flagship documents from other specialised UN agencies, offices and programmes inluding Annual Reports; Special monographs;Thematic annual reports

     The library is also a place to conduct research 

    We offer free Internet wireless access for our visitors who come to do research. The Reading room also includes public access computers, and feature documents such as the latest titles in human rights, climate change, development and annual reports. Researchers include students, teachers, government officials, other UN Staff and the general public.

    Need Help?  You can request a consultation with the Reference Assistant - send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    The library is a place where you can come to relax, read a journal or magazine if you want to make up some time while up-town.

    Visiting Hours - 09:30 to 4:00 - Monday to Friday except on public holidays.



    List of Serials in the Reference Libray Holdings

    • A to G

      Africa Environment Outlook
      Africa Renewal
      Annual Evaluation Report:Evaluation and Oversight
      Boletin Demografico/Demographic Bulletin
      CEPAL review
      Code of safe practice for cargo stowage and securing
      Code of safe practice for solid bulk cargoes
      Code of safety for fishermen and fishing vessels
      Code on Intact Stability for all types of ships covered by IMO instruments
      CODEX  Alimentarius commission
      Commission for Social Development Report
      Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Report
      Commission on Human Rights Report
      Commission on Narcotic Drugs
      Commission on Population and Development Reports
      Commission on Science and Technology for Development. Reports
      Commission on Sustainable Development: Report
      Committee of experts on Public Administration
      Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights - Reports
      Committee on Fisheries - Reports
      Committee on Information
      Commodity Market Review
      Commodity Yearbook
      Compendium of Food Additive Specifications
      Competent National Authorities under the International Drug Control Treaties
      Costs of Disarmament
      Delegate's Handbook
      Directory of non-governmental organizations associated with the DPI
      Disarmament Forum
      Disasters
      ECLAC - Binnenial Report
      Economic Commission for Europe. Annual report
      Economic Development in Africa
      Economic Survey
      Economic Survey of Europe
      Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean
      ECOSOC Yearbook
      Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles
      Energy Statistics Yearbook
      Energy Statistics Yearbook
      Environmental performance review
      Environmental Performance Reviews
      ESCAP population data sheet
      Expenditures, Investment and Financing for Sustainable Development
      FAO Annual Yearbook
      FAO Bulletin of Statistics
      FAO Fisheries Report
      FAO fishery statistics
      FAO Statistical Yearbook
      Focus
      Forced Migration Review
      Foreign Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean
      Forest and Forest Products
      General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean
      Global Environment Outlook


     

    • H to R

      Human Development Report
      IAEA Annual Report
      ICAO Journal
      IFAD Annual Report
      IMDG Code
      IMO News
      INCB: International Narcotics Control Board. Annual Report
      Index to Proceedings of the General Assembly
      Index to Proceedings of the Security Council
      Industrial Commodity Statistics Yearbook
      Industrial commodity statistics yearbook Production statistics
      Industrial Development Report
      Information Economy Report
      International accounting and reporting issues
      International Aeronautical and Maritime and Rescue Manual (IAMSAR)
      International Court of Justice  Yearbook
      International Labor Review
      International Migration Report
      International Narcotics Control Board Report
      International Trade Forum
      International Trade Statistics
      International Trade Statistics Yearbook
      International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
      International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics
      Investment Policy Review
      Journal of African Transformation
      Law of the Sea Bulletin
      Least Developed Country Report
      Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General
      National Accounts Statistics: Main aggregates and detailed tables
      NOTAS de poblacaion
      Nuclear Safety Review
      Permanent Missions to the United Nations
      Pesticide residue in food
      Politically Speaking
      Population & Housing Census demographic report
      Population and housing census - Households and housing report
      Population and Vital Statistics Report
      Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean
      Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
      Report of the Disarmament Commission
      Review of basic food policies
      Review of maritime transport


    • S to Y

      Social panorama of Latin America
      SOLAS Amendments
      State of the worlds cities
      State of the World's Forests
      state of World Aquaculture 2006
      Statement of International  Treaties  and International Agreements registered or filed and recorded
      Statistical Yearbook
      Statistical yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean
      Studies and Reviews
      Technical Co-operation Report
      Technology and Innovation Report
      The Law of the Sea
      The State of Food And Agriculture
      The State of World Population
      The United Nations Disarmament Yearbook
      The World Health Report
      Towards a Knowledge Based Economy
      Trade and Development Report
      Trade Point Review
      Transnational corporations
      Treaty Series
      Tunza : acting for a better world
      UN Chronicle
      UN Demographic Yearbook 2002
      UN Documents Index
      UNCTAD Annual Report
      UNCTAD Handbook of statistics
      UNECE - Forest products annual market review
      UNECE countries in figures
      UNFPA Annual Report
      UNICEF Annual Report
      UNICEF Annual Report
      UNIDO Annual Report
      Union Postale
      United Nations Juridical Yearbook
      UNODC – Annual Report
      WHO year in review
      WIPO Annual Report
      WIPO Magazine
      World Drug Report
      World Drug Report
      World Economic and Social Survey
      World Food Programme Annual Report
      World Investment Report
      World population policies
      World population prospects
      World Public Sector Report
      World report on road traffic injury prevention
      World Report on Violence and Health
      World Report on Violence and Health: Summary
      World statistical compendium for raw hides and skins, leather and leather footwear
      World Trade Organization. Trade Profiles
      World Trade Report
      WTO Annual Report
      WTO International Trade Statistics
      Yearbook of the International Law Commission
      Yearbook of the United Nations

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Contact

Email: unic.portofspain@unic.org 

Telephone: 1(868) 623 8438 or 623 4813

Fax: 1 (868) 623 4332 

Address: 

2nd Floor Bretton Hall, 16 Victoria Avenue, 

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

 

 

 

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