What was 2015’s most borrowed book from the United Nations’ library?

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Row of flags in front of the UN General Assembly building, Manhattan, New York. Photo by Yerpo (used under the Creative Commons licence)

A recent tweet from the United Nation’s Dag Hammarskjöld Library has dispelled the myth that it was a boring building full of dusty old books.

Apparently, among the documents and publications held at the United Nation’s main library in New York is a book called “Immunity of Heads of State and State Officials for International Crimes”.


The book was written by Swiss legal expert Ramona Pedretti and was published in 2014.

According to the library’s Tweet, it appears to have been the most often checked-out book by United Nations diplomats last year, which is quite worrying!


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