There are two main ways the UN Member States inform the United Nations of their positions on current events or other topics.
One is to make a statement in a meeting of a UN organ, such as the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, or any subsidiary body. Statements may be recorded in the meeting records of the body.
- UN Member States on the Record is a website that provides easy access to recent statements by country. Please note that meeting records may be issued long after a meeting is held.
- The Meetings Coverage & Press Releases website may provide an informal advanced version of the statements.
The second way is for a Member State to send a communication to the UN.
- To identify letters by a particular Member State, please search the Library's catalogue, UNBISnet.
- To learn how to search for meeting records and and letters, consult the video tutorial "How to find UN Documents".
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Last Updated: Nov 10, 2016