New Zealand Embassy Beijing, China

United Nations Handbook 50th edition published

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.

The handbook is a comprehensive guide to the United Nations system and how it works. It summarises all United Nations organisations and provides essential information about their aims, structures, and membership.

For the first time, the United Nations Handbook is now available to view online and download for free. Please visit to access the 2012/13 edition.

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2015-16

United Nations Handbook

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Prime Minister's media release |

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