Resources for different audiences

Links to pages with tailored resources for different interest groups.

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.


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.

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) takes part in a “Parade of Nations” with staff dressed in national attire during the celebration of UN Staff Day on 8 September 2017.

Job seekers

Working as a staff member in the UN Secretariat gives you the opportunity to work in a dynamic, multicultural environment.  The 41,000 staff of the United Nations, who come from its 193 Member States, are from many backgrounds, and have varied experience.  It is an exciting and unique challenge to be part of such a working environment, because it leads to a broader understanding of all the world's countries and cultures. The UN welcomes applications from nationals of all of its Member States and strongly encourages women to apply.


Emi Araki (right), a United Nations tour guide from Japan, explains the nature of the Organization to a group of young visitors during the UN Kids Day.


Guided Tours are offered at United Nations Headquarters in New York, and at the UN Offices in Geneva, Vienna and Nairobi. The Speakers Bureau Briefings give you the opportunity to have a United Nations expert talk to your group and provide an in-depth look into the latest issues on the UN's agenda.

Participants at the student observance of the International Day of Peace (21 September 2019). The theme of the International Day of Peace of 2019 is "Climate Action for Peace" in order to draw attention to the importance of combatting climate change as a way to protect and promote peace throughout the world.


Young people are the future of the world. Because the United Nations is working to make the world a better place now and in the future, it tries to help students understand its work and offers many resources to do this.

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Richard Sennett, Centennial Professor of Sociology of the London School of Economics on 21 May 2019.


Members of the academic community write books and papers on the UN and teach students about the Organization.  They are vital to the work of the United Nations, because they are making the young people of today, who will be the leaders of tomorrow, aware of the Organization and what it does.  They also foster interest in the Organization.

Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed (centre left) meets with Alaa Salah (centre right), Civil Society Activist and Community Leader from the Sudan on 31 October 2019.

Civil Society

Civil society is the “third sector” of society, along with government and business. It comprises civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations. The UN recognizes the importance of partnering with civil society, because it advances the Organization’s ideals, and helps support its work. Here are some useful websites for members of civil society and also for those interested in the work of the UN.

A glimpse of the meeting on Africa Influencers for Development on 22 September 2019. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Africa’s private sector and academia, are launching a bold new platform to bring Africans together in partnerships to drive the continent’s development. The Africa Development Partnership (ADP) will implement new ways to put Africa at the heart of its own development, by harnessing Africa’s creative, intellectual and entrepreneurial energy, through a powerful coalition of current and future African influencers in business, academia and the arts.


The relationship of the UN and the international business community has been transformed.  Business entities embracing corporate responsibility now work side by side with the Organization to make the world a better place.  Through the UN Global Compact, companies embrace ten universal principles, from supporting the protection of human rights, to working against corruption.  At the recent Climate Summit in New York, corporations made commitments to help mitigate climate change.  The international business community now wants to partner with the international community to help solve humanity's problems.  This is  not only good global citizenship on their part.  It is also good business.


On 18 January 2019, Secretary-General António Guterres (right at dais) briefed journalists on his priorities for 2019. At left is his Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric.


Journalists who cover the United Nations play an important part in its work, because they help explain to the public what the Organization does and why.  This page contains a list of United Nations resources for journalists.  

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