Delegates represent their countries at UN meetings. This page is for delegates, government officials and others participating in  meetings.  It is also for anyone who wants more information about the inner workings of the UN.

Jerry Matthews Matjila (second from right), Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the UN, speaks with Amparo Mele Colifa (right), Third Deputy Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea to the UN, and two delegates ahead of the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East (Syria) on 27 June 2019.

"Blue Book"

Available online, the "Blue Book" contains contact information for all 193 Member States.  Information given includes the address and phone number of the Permanent Mission of each Member State in New York City, the name of their Ambassador, and the names of other Mission officials and staff members.

Delegates' Handbook

The Delegates' Handbook is a booklet that contains information of a general nature about United Nations Headquarters and is applicable throughout the current session. 

Manual of Protocol

The Manual of Protocol has information every delegate needs to know, from letters of credentials, diplomatic privileges and immunities, and more.

Web Portal

Delegates have their own website at deleGATE, which contains information of interest to delegates, with both public and restricted content.

UN Journal

The daily Journal of the United Nations lists the meetings and events being held at UN Headquarters each day, including General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council meetings.  It lists the time and location of each meeting, what topics are being discussed, and a list of related documents. In addition to the daily UN Journal you can find the Journal for any date going back to 2003.

Access to UN Documents


Available in all six official languages of the UN, Papersmart provides delegates access to documents, statements and meeting-related information online.  Delegates can also submit statements for meetings.

Official Document System (ODS)

You can search for UN documentation in the Official Document System.  The system provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards. All types of UN documentation are covered starting in 1993.

eSubscriptions, Daily List and UNBISnet

Dag Hammarskjöld Library


The New York Office of UNITAR (the United Nations Institute for Training and Research) provides professional guidance to UN delegates through seminars, workshops and other training opportunities.

UN News

The main news portal of the United Nations, UN News offers quick access to a range of news-related products and resources. In addition to providing coverage of developments around the UN system, it includes thematic News Focus pages and a searchable databases of speeches by the Secretary-General, as well as an email news alerts service, RSS feeds, Newsmaker interviews, and Photo Stories.

UN Meetings, Coverage of Meetings, Press Releases, Statements, Briefings

Calendar of Conferences and Meetings

Press Releases

General Assembly:

Security Council:

Economic and Social Council:


Spokesman for the Secretary-General

Information on Member States

UN Member States

A complete list of the UN's 193 Member States.

About UN Membership

How a country becomes a member and how a new state gets recognized.

Growth in UN Membership

What year countries became UN members.

Member States on the Record

The views of Member States.

Membership of the Principal UN Organs

Which Member States are members of UN organs.

Contribution to UN regular budget

Percentage of UN budget paid by each Member State.

Honour Roll

Member States which have paid their contributions in full.


Countries which are in arrears in the payment of their dues.

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