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OHCHR Library and Human Rights Gateway

Welcome

The overall goal of the OHCHR Library is to provide quality information and knowledge services on human rights in support of OHCHR work and to serve as an information and knowledge gateway for the public at large.

What's new?

The OHCHR library has developed the Human Rights 75 LibGuide, a new knowledge product which consists of a set of curated electronic resource guides focused on the 12 thematic spotlights of the Human Rights 75 Initiative.

You can access The Human Rights 75 LibGuide here : https://libraryresources.unog.ch/c.php?g=714166

The OHCHR library catalogue layout has been developed in Arabic. The library catalogue contains more than 25,000 titles, 670+ of them are in Arabic. Thanks to the new functionality of the catalogue, these 670+ documents are now directly searchable in Arabic language. Access the catalogue in Arabic

Library catalogue

Access the OHCHR Library catalogue to search through all the collections available in the Library, including books, reports, periodicals, videos, DVDs on human rights and Human Rights Training and Education publications.

Access the catalogue

Voting database of resolutions and decisions

The Voting database provides access to all the resolutions and decisions adopted by the Commission on Human Rights and by the Human Rights Council.

Access the voting database

Research guides

The OHCHR Library has developed research guides to provide direct and easy access to specific resources available on various topics, such as: International Commissions of Inquiry, Fact Finding Missions and other investigations; Racial Equality and Justice; Disability Inclusion; and many more.

Access the human rights research guides

Human Rights Education and Training (HRET)

OHCHR coordinates, among others, UN education and public information programmes in the field of human rights (General Assembly Resolution 48/141). The work of OHCHR includes developing specialized human rights education and training materials and resources.

Learn more about OHCHR's work on human rights education and training

Access HRET resources

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

The power of the Universal Declaration is the power of ideas to change the world. It inspires us to continue working to ensure all people can gain freedom, equality and dignity.

Access the UDHR in 500+ languages

Access the UDHR Collection

World Conference on Human Rights Statements (Vienna, 1993)

Search and access all the speeches and statements made during the World Conference on Human Rights in 1993.

Access the statements

OHCHR publications

OHCHR produces an extensive range of publications on a variety of topics related to human rights, for governments, national institutions, civil society, the general public and the media.

Access the list of publications

Visit the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library for Frequently asked questions on human rights

Who can use the OHCHR Library?

The Library is open to OHCHR staff members, human rights mechanisms, UN Member State delegates, NGOs as well as members of general public interested in human rights.

The library does not provide loan services to the members of public.

For more information on how to access the Library, please consult Access and hours.

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Access to classified records

Access to classified records may be granted on request on certain conditions. For more information, read this explanatory one-pager (PDF)

Contact information

Tel.: +41 22 928 9790
Fax: +41 22 928 9065
E-mail: [email protected]

Postal address:
OHCHR-Library 
8-14 Avenue de la Paix, CH-1211 
Geneva 10  
SWITZERLAND