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Government Documents - United Nations Collection: UN Research and Training Institutes

Research and Training Institutes

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) - Assists intergovernmental, governmental and non-governmental organizations in formulating and implementing improved policies in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice.  Find electronic resources and their criminological thesaurus.

United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) - Voluntarily funded autonomous institute working to assist the international community in developing the practical, innovative thinking needed to find solutions to the challenges of today and tomorrow.  Access publications including the Disarmament Forum, a quarterly, bilingual journal focusing on topics related to disarmament and security.

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) - Works to enhance the effectiveness of the UN through appropriate training and research.  Resources include official documentation such as General Assembly Resolutions.

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) - Mission to generate knowledge and articulate policy alternatives on contemporary development issues, thereby contributing to the broader goals of the UN system of reducing poverty and inequality, advancing well-being and rights, and creating more democratic and just societies.  Free online access to many publications.  Other publications may have been acquired through purchase -- see UH Voyager catalog.

United Nations University (UNU) - Academic arm of the United Nations system.  Implements research and educational programmes in the area of sustainable development, with the particular aim of assisting developing countries.  Publications available online include research and policy briefs, working/technical reports and annual reports.  UNU books may have been acquired through purchase -- see UH Voyager catalog.

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) - information on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries.

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