Official publications of international organisations
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The OECD brings together 34 member countries that share the principles of the market economy, democracy and respect for human rights. It is a unique forum to discuss, develop and perfect economic and social policy.
OECD iLibrary is the online publications portal of the OECD. It gives full-text access to books, papers and statistics.
The Library also has print copies of many OECD publications up to 2010. These are listed on the Library Catalogue and are shelved in a separate section in the Brotherton Library (West building floor 3). Individual titles of the main OECD come first in a "Miscellaneous" sequence arranged alphabetically by title, followed by series titles and periodicals. There then follows the publications of associated bodies, eg the Nuclear Energy Agency.
Older OECD publications can also be found in other sections of the Library. Check the Library Catalogue for full details and location.
The United Nations was founded on 24 October 1945 by 51 countries committed to preserving peace through international co-operation and collective security. Today there are 193 member countries. On joining, every state agrees to accept the obligations of the UN Charter.
The Library only has a selection of United Nations publications. Most are shelved in a separate section of Official Publications in the Brotherton Library (West building floor 2). A minority are in other parts of the Library and some older publications are housed in the Library Store. All UN publications are listed in the Library Catalogue.
Other international organisations
The Library has many publications from other international and inter-governmental organisations such as the World Bank, UNESCO and the World Health Organization. Most of these publications are incorporated into the regular stock and shelved with the appropriate subject (eg Economics, Education, etc). Check the Library Catalogue for full details and location.
Official publications and documents of the institutions of the European Union, including legislation, proposals, reports, statistics and general publications, are kept in the European Documentation Centre.
Catalogues and indexes
Use one of the following catalogues and indexes to find the full details of a publication by an international organisation:
- Library Catalogue
- Stationery Office Agency Catalogue
Although predominantly a catalogue of UK official publications, the database includes details of the publications of selected international organisations for which the Stationery Office is the official distributor. Coverage is 1980 onwards
- OECD Online Bookshop.