50th edition of the United Nations Handbook. Image Manihiki Pearl Farm, Cook Islands. New Zealand is committed to supporting small business in large ocean island states of the Pacific. Photo reproduced with gratitude to the family of the late Abraham Pau, pictured holding oyster shells.
The United Nations Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the United Nations system and how it works. The handbook summarises all United Nations organisations and provides essential information about their aims, structures, and membership.
This year is the 50th edition of the United Nations Handbook. New Zealand is proud to have produced the handbook since 1961 as a symbol of our longstanding and practical commitment to the United Nations.
United Nations Handbook 2012/13 e-publication
fully searchable text
an active contents page and index
the ability to leave bookmarks and notes.
PDF version (2MB) - Recommended for smartphones, ipads and tablets, slow internet connections, and limited data allowance - can be viewed through an e-reader such as iBooks.
Download for Windows
(EXE|20MB) - Recommended for all PCs using Windows operating systems
On-line version - Recommended for all Mac and Windows PCs
(Desktops require Adobe Flash).
Please note that with initial high demand there may be delays in loading.
Coming soon – a version optimised for portable devices
Order a print copy
Price (includes postage):
NZ$30.00, US$25.00, EURO €17
Orders within New Zealand
Send a cheque and a note stating how many copies you require and a New Zealand delivery address to:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade,
Private Bag 18-901,
Wellington, New Zealand
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