Information Session on the Structure, Retrieval, and Use of United Nations Documentation



Specific Target Audience:

Core Diplomatic Training


19 Sep - 19 Sep 2012

Duration of event:

1 day


Geneva , Switzerland

Programme area:

Peace Security and Diplomacy, Multilateral Diplomacy


No fee

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Participation subject to application approval by UNITAR. Notification will be sent once application selection process has been finalized.
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This session is organized jointly with the Library of the United Nations Office at Geneva and conducted by professional UNOG librarians. The session’s main objective is to present the UNOG Library’s wealth of information and to enable participants to access and retrieve UN documentation more effectively and efficiently. As a result, participants will be able to refine their knowledge on specific issues for their respective activities and exploit the wealth of information archived in the UN system.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
• Comfortably navigate the UNOG Library system;
• Access both hard-copy and electronic resources; 
• Utilize other reference tools;
• Understand the interrelationship between the UN system and its complex documentation.

Content and Structure

It will begin at 9:30 and continue until 13:30 at the UNOG Library, and will include a presentation from UNOG Library staff as well as a hands-on lesson using the facility’s documentation retrieval system. The session will end with a guided tour of the UNOG Library. Please note: The session will be conducted in English.


This information session is practice-oriented and includes hands-on training on the Official Document System of the United Nations (ODS) and other UN online reference tools.

Targeted Audience

The session is open to members of Permanent Missions accredited to the United Nations Office at Geneva, in particular recently accredited diplomats.

Additional Information

The number of participants is limited to 12 in order to ensure an intensive and interactive event.  UNITAR reserves the right to make a selection among candidates, if necessary. The selected candidates are requested to regard their participation as a firm commitment and to attend the session in its entirety. Please do not apply if you think you may not be able to attend the session.