(20 Jul 2021) The UN iLibrary is the digital source for reliable content published by the United Nations, with titles in all six official UN languages and several more. In December 2020, the iLibrary was updated to optimize user experience and now features a simplified, accessible homepage with improved loading times, adding flexibility and efficiency to your site exploration.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the related spread of life-threatening misinformation, the UN is committed to disseminating the reliable, scientific resources crucial to ending this human tragedy and global health emergency. In an ongoing initiative, the World Health Organization, the UN’s specialized agency for international public health, is working closely with Member States, global experts and partners to gather and develop scientific knowledge. Meanwhile, the UN’s Verified campaign was launched in May 2020, creating a worldwide network of Information Volunteers to share life-saving information, fact-based advice and stories from the best of humanity that is verified, trustworthy and timely.
UN Publications supports these efforts through publishing reports and policy briefs that encompass diverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Covering a wide range of topics and demographics, from drugs and the economy to children and the elderly, these publications ensure the mandated imperative to ‘leave no one behind’. UN Women’s Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) COVID-19 Briefs explore the effects of the pandemic on violence against women and girls and suggest approaches for the prevention of gender-based violence in the future. COVID-19 and Human Development: Assessing the Crisis, Envisioning the Recovery illustrates COVID-19 as a systemic crisis with troubling impacts on all of human development’s constitutive elements. Noting the consequences of this crisis for the new generation of inequalities, the report draws from a human development perspective to formulate potential responses and evaluate measures needed to build back better.
Locating these reports and the UN’s plethora of COVID-19 content is simple: go to the UN iLibrary homepage and click on the ‘COVID-19 reports’ icon on the right-hand side. To access verified, life-saving information and heed the UN Secretary-General’s call to “make 2021 a year of healing,” visit the UN iLibrary today.