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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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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Tue, 04/11/2017 - 23:15

Please note that the UN Archives search engine will be down on Wednesday, April 12th for an upgrade.
United Nations Observer Group in Central America (ONUCA) records processed

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 21:30

These records are now available for research
Strategic Planning and the Strategic Planning Unit now catalogued

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 18:30

The work of the Assistant Secretary-Generals for Strategic Planning and the Strategic Planning Unit (SPU) of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) has been processed and updated
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon: "Archivists are among the curators of history"

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 16:00

SG's message to Opening Ceremony of the International Council on Archives Congress
Assistant Secretary-General John Hocking: "Any archive can contain a clue to a global issue"

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 15:30

ASG John Hocking's speech on the global impact of archives at the International Council on Archives 2016 Congress