What is the Index to Proceedings?
Last Updated: May 09, 2018     Views: 781

The Index to Proceedings is a series of publications produced by the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library. The series are widely held by UN depository libraries and other libraries worldwide.

From the UN Documentation Research Guide: 

The Index to Proceedings (ITP) is an invaluable series, especially useful for research on matters prior to 1979. It provides citation to the parliamentary documentation of the principal organs.

Each index has two parts:

  1. subject index to all the documents issued for the body, by agenda item;
  2. an index to speeches delivered.

One index has been issued for each year of the Security Council, and each session of the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and Trusteeship Council.

Publication of the indexes lags behind the completion of the sessions of the organs to allow for all documentation to be issued and included.

  • Index to Proceedings
    Digitized version (PDF) of the Index to Proceedings.
  • UNBISnet - Index to Speeches
    Provides access to meeting records of the Principal organs by country or organization, speaker, document symbol, or topic. Coverage includes the Security Council starting in 1964, the General Assembly and Economic and Social Council starting in 1983, and the Trusteeship Council starting in 1982. 


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