Peace and Security

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A central part of the UN mandate as set out in the Charter is the maintenance of world peace. Over the years, the UN has played a major role in helping defuse international crises and in resolving protracted conflicts.

The world organization has undertaken complex operations involving peacekeeping operations, preventive diplomacy, peacebuilding and humanitarian assistance and in recent years has played a vital role in addressing some of the most prolonged and difficult conflicts.


UN Charter: In English | In Swedish (pdf)

For more information on documentation in this topic, see the Dag Hammarskjöld Library's (New York) research guide on Peace and Seucrity.

Databases and Indexes

  • Peace & Security. A web portal a the UN website.
  • Global Issues OverviewA website that offers an overview of global issues, and links to other resources for additional information.
  • UNBISnet. The UN Library online catalogue contains reports, documents and articles related to UN activities with links to full texts for recent years. Subject search can be performed using relevant terms from the UNBIS THESAURUS.
  • Official Document System (ODS). United Nations official document system: provides full text search of documents issued since 1993; resolutions of all principal organ & Security Council plenary documents since 1946 ; older documents are added regularly.

Printed Indexes

In the subject index of the United Nations Documents Index (Online version: UNBISnet) references to all documents by subject area are published. A complete collection of indexes is held by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library, Uppsala, and the Libraries at UN Headquarters in New York and Geneva.


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