The Sergio Vieira de Mello UN Library is a joint
effort of various partners (UNEP, UNON, UN-HABITAT, UNIC and UNDP).
The main purpose is to have a common UN Library in Nairobi as an
essential focal point for creating links and synergies among its
In this context UNICEF-ESARO Knowledge Management Resource Centre
has officially joined the Sergio Vieira de Mello library to be part of
the common library venture.
The will fully integrate the UNICEF collection in the library and
make it accessible through the online catalogue called UNALIS (United
Nations for Africa Library Information System). This will enable
UNICEF staff members and potential users have access to the collection
from their desktop.
The main objectives for integration are:
- To support the General Assembly’s Resolution 59/126 that calls
for a common library in Nairobi.
- To encourage sharing of resources (financial, human and space).
- To ensure that all the information resources from the different
UN agencies are located under one roof for ease of retrieval and
dissemination by many users.
- To reinforce the role of the library as an empowerment tool
for the UN staff and local community and provide high quality
library and information services