The UN Internet Portal, Institutional Multilateralism Caught in the Web

  • Mélanie Albaret
  • Delphine Placidi-Frot
Part of the The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy book series (SPIRP)


This chapter guides readers in their exploration of the “virtual” United Nations (UN) and invites them to follow intuitive navigation and explore undiscovered resources. After putting things in context to grasp the difficulty of finding one’s bearings within the labyrinth of the UN digital galaxy, it provides some useful keys for conducting more methodical research by identifying a small portion of the resources available and by indicating where to find them. Lastly, it questions them by considering the portal not just as a mere tool but as a subject of research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mélanie Albaret
    • 1
  • Delphine Placidi-Frot
    • 2
  1. 1.Law School, University of Clermont Auvergne (UCA)Clermont-FerrandFrance
  2. 2.University Paris-Sud/Paris-SaclayOrsayFrance

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