Research Guides

We try to make searching the UN Archives as easy as possible. As such, we provide an online search engine, conventional finding aids, and research guides on specific topics.

  • Our search engine allows for you to conduct keyword searches, with optional date and collection parameters
  • Finding aids give an overview of each collection, along with a listing of every series and folder contained in the collection, and
  • Research guides dive deeper into subjects, linking to various records held by the UN Archives, as well as linking to outside resources. 

Sport for Development and Peace

Throughout its 17 years of service, the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) worked to use sport as a tool to generate peace and well-being in the international community. The UNOSDP worked in conjunction with a large network of stakeholders, including other UN entities, civil society organizations, governments and sports federations. On the 4th of May 2017, UNOSDP was closed as an apparent cost-saving measure. The sudden closing of the office ushered in a new administrative approach to the use of sport for peace and development (SPD) as the International Olympic Committee (IOC), in partnership with the UN, took the reins for future endeavors. Although the official structure of SDP initiatives has evolved over the years, the core values of such efforts have remained.

For futher information and links to our archives on Sport for Peace and Development, refer to our Intern: Brendan Carew's research paper.