As a general rule, anyone can access UN Geneva Archives’ services. The Archives Reading Room is accessible, by appointment, to internal and external researchers alike. Our usual customers are either Secretariat staff, delegation to the United Nations, members of Permanent Missions to the UN and other internal users or external researchers (professors, historians, lawyers, university students, genealogists and the general public). Researchers need to state their research topic and interest succinctly, and if possible, indicate in advance the materials they would like to access.
We strongly advise you to ask an archivist for more detailed information before planning a visit to the Archives Reading Room.
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