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The following United Nations system libraries carry documents and publications covering the issues of desertification, drought, land degradation and related subjects. The collections include commercial publications and non-UN sources.
Catalogue of United Nations(UN) documents and publications indexed by the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the Library of the UN Office at Geneva. Also included are commercial publications and other non-UN sources held in the collection of the Dag Hammarskjöld Library
Since the inception of the United Nations, UN libraries have provided information services to the UN secretariat, the permanent missions and the general public
The Library’s unique collections date back to the League of Nations, including some rare materials from the pre-League period.
The UNOG Library is placed directly under the purview of the UNOG Director-General and its mandate is to perform three core functions:
As the United Nations European Library, the Library
  • supports the documentary and informational needs of libraryuse
  • manages the UNOG Library’s heritage of valuable collections
  • processes and extracts information from its collections for inclusion in databases and publications
OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books,  papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data.
The World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) libraries work together to provide information services and resources to World Bank Group and IMF staff.Limited services are provided to visitors and external researchers.
Libraries are essential components of any strategy aimed at improving information access, both for the public at large and for specialised groups.
The UNISDR Library Collection reflects the activities of major stakeholders involved in disaster risk reduction for natural, environmental and technological hazards. It collects books, reports, educational materials, periodicals, proceedings of major conferences and workshops, and electronic resources to support the programmes and activities of UNISDR and its regional offices, governments, NGOs, and the international academic, technical and scientific community.
The Library’s purpose is to develop and maintain a collection of scientific and technical information on the global state of the environment, human settlements and UN-related issues which will assist the staff of the United Nations and outside users in analyzing trends, assessing problems and promoting activities leading to environmentally sound development. In addition, it acts as a depository library for the United Nations and some of its specialized agencies
The Library of the United Nations University (UNU) is committed to providing reliable and high quality library and information services to assist and enhance the activities of the university. It is located in the headquarters building in Tokyo and manages collections & information resources development, library networking and consortia. The Library organizes instructional sessions in the use of its resources, and maintains the archives in support of research and postgraduate educational programmes throughout the UNU System.

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