Discover a Database! United Nations Treaty Collection

By Laura Mosher
Reference Librarian


Today’s featured database, the United Nations Treaty Collection (UNTC), is a great resource for anyone studying foreign/international relations – either the relationships between the US and other world powers, or those among/between countries throughout the world.  The UNTC includes several smaller collections, most notably the United Nations Treaty Series, where you can find information and copies of treaties and international agreements that have been registered or filed and recorded with the Secretariat of the United Nations. In addition, the UNTC offers a database that gives information on the status of over 550 major international agreements deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, updated daily, covering wide a range of subject matter, such as Human Rights, Disarmament, Commodities, Refugees, the Environment and the Law of the Sea.

  • Who should use this collection: Cadets taking classes that focus on International Relations.
  • What those users will find:
  • Full text multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations and those formerly deposited with the League of Nations.
  • Bilateral and multilateral treaties registered with and published by the United Nations Secretariat.
  • Detailed treaty references and full texts in all authentic language(s).

Tips for searching UNTC:

Follow the link to the United Nations Treaty Collection under the “Military and Government” heading of the USMA Library’s “Databases by Topic” page.

  • Select the “Overview” page to link to all of the collections offered by the UNTC.
  • To discover all the documents that relate to a particular country or topic, use the search box on the Home Page.
  • For more specific search options, such as type of document, language or effective dates, for example, choose “Advanced Search” and take advantage of the many options!

As always, ask a Librarian for help if you have any questions about any of our research products!