This online database provides information on the status of over 550 major multilateral instruments deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations and covers a range of subject matter such as Human Rights, Disarmament, Commodities, Refugees, the Environment and the Law of the Sea. The database reflects the status of these instruments, as Member States sign, ratify, accede or lodge declarations, reservations or objections.
Analytical studies of the decisions of the UN principal organs under each of the Articles of the Charter of the United Nations; Comprehensive summary of the decisions of United Nations Organs, together with review of related material, organized by Charter Articles.
Produced by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library, UN-I-QUE provides comprehensive listings of sessional or annual reports of UN bodies; reports of special representatives of the Secretary-General, and reports by the special rapporteurs in the areas of international law and human rights. Coverage from 1946 to the present.
This database contains links to declarations, conventions and other instruments, the text of which appear in resolutions of the General Assembly or their annexes. Instruments that have not been submitted for adoption by the General Assembly (e.g., the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court) are not included.
Search the various legal publications listed below, a combination of publications, or all the publications.
- ILC Documents (including Yearbooks)
- Proceedings of Diplomatic conferences
- Summaries of ICJ judgments
- Reports of International Arbitral Awards
- Repertory of Practice of UN Organs
- UN Juridical Yearbook
- Codification & Progressive development books
This database provides easy access to country-specific human rights information emanating from international human rights mechanisms in the United Nations system: the Treaty Bodies, the Special Procedures, and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
Offers researchers a collection of the reproductions of major United Nations legal publications. The collection includes
- Treaty Publications
- International Court of Justice (ICJ)
- United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
- International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)
- United Nations Yearbooks
- United Nations Serials
- Codification and Progressive Development of International Law
- United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
There are two volumes of the Yearbook. Volume I contains meeting records of the International Law Commission. Volume II contains texts of major annual reports, including the annual report to the General Assembly. [Note that the Yearbook is typically published several years after the session it covers, and only those volumes which have been published are available on this site. Recent volumes of the Yearbook are available for purchase in hardcopy from United Nations Publications.]
A compilation of all substantive documents related to the work of the Commission and its Working Groups. It also reproduces the annual Report of the Commission which is published as Supplement No. 17 of the Official Records of the General Assembly. The Yearbook is published in English, French, Russian and Spanish.
Published by the Secretary General pursuant to General Assembly Resolution 1814 (XVII) of 18 December 1962. The Yearbook includes documentary materials of a legal character concerning the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations.
The Yearbook is the principal reference work on the United Nations and provides a detailed overview of the Organization's concerns and activities. [Note: The latest edition, the Yearbook of the United Nations, 2015 (Vol. 69), was published in September 2022]