TEHRAN, 30 January 2019 (UNIC) --The UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Tehran held a workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” for some 25 graduate students of international relations, international law and political science from Kharazmi University on 30 January 2019 at the UN Office in Tehran.
UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami addressed the participants on how to retrieve UN documentation and information from UNIC and UN websites and on the Dag Hammarskjold Library’s (DHL) web page during the workshop. She focused on achievements and history of the UN, the Member States, the main organs as well as the UN Funds, Programmes and Specialized Agencies.
Students learned how to locate different countries’ information such as their contributions to the UN regular budget. They got familiar with the structure of the UN document symbols as well as the structure of a UN resolution. There was also an overview of important information-searching tools located through DHL resources and databases, including the United Nations Bibliographic Information System (UNBISnet) and Official Document System(ODS). The participants also navigated through the UN Treaty Collection webpage. They learnt where to find Glossary of terms relating to Treaty actions as well as a sample convention and it’s status.