An ARMS staff member conducting a training session at the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG). We conduct records management training sessions with peacekeeping missions approximately every 2 years. ARMS also offers online records management training

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Visit our Online Exhibition about the United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency (UNKRA) and learn about its achievements in cooperation with South Korean people in the 1950's.

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"The United Nations is proud to take an active part in preserving our common heritage. Since 1945, we have documented a story of our times in writing, in photographs, in sound recordings and in video."

Ban Ki-moon, May 2010. 

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited ARMS in 2010. He expressed appreciation to staff whose work is not in the spotlight, but is nonetheless critical to the functioning of the Organisation.

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"I have no doubt that 40 years from now we shall be engaged in the same pursuit. How could we expect otherwise? World organization is still a new adventure in human history."
Dag Hammarskjöld, 20 May 1956.

Consult the archives of Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld

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Welcome

The Archives and Records Management Section (ARMS) identifies, preserves and provides access to those records that document the history of the United Nations.

ARMS is responsible for all aspects of UN record-keeping, ranging from measures to ensure that United Nations officials create records in the course of their duties, through the management of records in United Nations offices, to preserving and making records of continuing value accessible as United Nations archives.

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Coping with emergencies: The Importance of records for business continuity planning

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 15:15

Coping with emergencies: The Importance of records for business continuity planning
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Mon, 11/18/2013 - 21:00

What is Records Management?

Thu, 10/17/2013 (All day)

Introducing our Quick Reference Sheets
10 reasons why electronic records need special attention

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 19:30

In recognition of Electronic Records Day 2013, here is a list of reasons why everyone should be thinking more about electronic records.
Oscar Niemeyer and the United Nations Headquarters (1947-1949)

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:45

ARMS pays tribute to one of the most audacious architects of his time with an exhibition showing several photographs, aerial views of New York and graphic renderings.