Basic Functionality

Description of the portal.

Welcome to the United NationsAt the top left of all pages, the clickable link, "Welcome to the United Nations. It's your world", takes you back to the UN Homepage. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, use the Search box at the top right of the page.

Advanced Search Tips

To customize your search and limit results, please use our Advanced Search. For example, you can search only for pages that:

  • Contain the exact phrase you type in;
  • Contain at least one of the words you type in;
  • Do NOT contain any of the words you type in.

In addition, please note that the alphabetically-sorted site index offers a quick and easy way to locate information.

Multimedia Files

The United Nations Website has information in different electronic formats. If you cannot open a video, or a sound file, it may be because you have not installed the necessary software.

Portable Document Format Files

  • The PDF is short for "Portable Document Format". To view and print a file in PDF format, download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Further Help

For more information, you may consult the following pages:

We hope you find these tips helpful.