Using the UNBISnet

You can use the UNBISnet to find official United Nations reports, resolutions, and more on all sorts of topics. This post will walk you through the basics of using the site to find information to help you in your research.

Let’s get started.

First, go to

Click “New Keyword Search”.

On this page, you can type in key words or phrases for your search. I recommend using the “General Keyword” setting for what you enter. There is also an option to search as single words, or as phrases.

In addition, you can refine your keyword search by entering certain parameters. I generally select all the boxes for most of the options and make sure that English is selected for the languages box. I set it to sort reverse chronologically (most recent first) and filter out the TOO old stuff.


When everything looks all set, click the little red arrow () to start the search!

The search may take a few seconds, so don’t be worried if it doesn’t immediately load with results (this isn’t google, mind you!).

Eventually the results (should) pop up. If you don’t find anything good, try different key phrases and settings. For this example, I just typed ‘Sudan’ in as a keyword using the settings shown above and here’s my initial results:


To open the file, click the “English” hyperlink under “Link to:”. This will bring you to a nice looking .PDF file you can print (note the length before printing and consider double-sided or 2 pages/sheet to reduce paper usage, or just printing key pages!).





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