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United Nations Handbook 2012/13

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

Features include:

Download PDF

Download for Windows

Download for Mac

Access online version

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:
Communications Division,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade,
Private Bag 18-901,
Wellington, New Zealand
If you are not able to pay by cheque and require other payment options, please email:

Orders in the rest of the world

Contact your nearest NZ Embassy or High Commission. They will advise you of payment methods.


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