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Basic Facts about the United Nations

Published since 1947, Basic Facts about the United Nations serves as a trusted guide to the United Nations and its system of related agencies. The 42nd edition provides a concise overview of the Organization’s work throughout the world—including current peacekeeping and peacebuilding missions—along with essential information on UN membership and structure. Released for the first time in color, this edition also chronicles the adoption and launch of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

Click here to purchase a copy of the 42nd edition of Basic Facts about the United Nations.

The previous (2014) edition of Basic Facts is available as a free PDF download in Arabic and Chinese.