Regional commissions

The ECOSOC coordinates the work of five regional commissions with the responsibility to reflect the regional dimensions of the economic and social issues addressed by the United Nations:

Documentation

Many documents of the Regional Commissions bear special document symbols. These are sometimes preceded by the following:

E/ECA/- 

Economic Commission for Africa

E/ECE/-

Economic commission for Europe

E/ECLAC/-

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

E/ESCAP/-

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

E/ESCWA/-

Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

UN documents and publications in catalogues and databases

  • United Nations Digital Library offers UN documents and open access publications, UN voting data and speeches, UN maps, Content in 6+ languages. Replaces the traditional online catalogue UNBISnet.
  • UN iLibrary UN publications online covering different topics.
  • ODS full-text UN documents published from 1993 onward and scanned documents published between 1946 and 1993 in the official languages of the UN.
  • Daily list of documents (ODS). Documents published for the day, with full text links, can be found in the United Nations full text database ODS.
  • Index to proceedings is an annual bibliographic guide to the proceedings and documentation of the major UN organs. The index includes:
    • a list of all documents
    • a comprehensive subject index
    • an index to speeches
    • a voting chart of resolutions
  • United Nations Documents Index (United Nations Digital Library) References to all documents by subject area are published. A collection of indexes is held by the Dag Hammarskjöld and Law Library, Uppsala, and the Libraries at UN Headquarters in New York and Geneva.