to the UNICEF archives is on hold until further notice.
cf-hst.net will remain available as an online resource,
but it is no longer being updated.
Researcher Application Form
Please download the following Research
application form and give a signed copy to the RAM staff when
working at the Archives.
Researcher Application Form
Researcher Guidelines [print
Basic Security Procedures
Visiting researchers must be signed at the UNICEF
lobby on every visit
The Researcher Request form needs to be filled
Documents must be handled with care, without
marking them, and must be returned to the appropriate box in
original order. Researchers may not leave the Reference centre
or office in which they may be working with any documents.
All reference books should be returned to their
Researchers "Adding Value"
Researchers reviewing UNICEF records are
encouraged to offer comments that would assist in better
describing records for future research by staff or other
A researcher wishing to contribute should make
his/her notations on the list provided or on a separate sheet.
Individual items in a folder should not be marked. This
procedure will protect the original records; expedite a further
review of the information and update of the RAMP database.
Charges, Reports and References
There is no charge to researcher for use of
records or for limited copying at UNICEF. Requests for
extensive copying will be addressed separately and may incur
charges, to be agreed upon before processing.
Use of UNICEF or other records at the UN
Archives are subject to all the procedures [including copying
charges] of UN Archives. As of December 1995 the charge was .25
per page. When schedule permits the UN Archives staff usually
perform the actual copying from pages identified by
Registering and Sharing results of research
Researchers are requested to provide UNICEF RAM
unit a copy of any reports/studies that result from research
using UNICEF Records.
Researcher should indicate if they do not wish
to be included on future sample lists of those completing
research using UNICEF records.
Report References & Citations
References to UNICEF documents, publications or
records cited in the report should be as complete as possible to
assist future researchers who may wish to request the source
documents. This will assist in any follow up queries received.
If the researcher has time before submitting for
publication it would be useful to check any incomplete
references with the UNICEF RAM unit, which may be able to
provide needed details for a citation. In this case, please send
the information that is known.
Reviewing past research and publications before
In order to maximise both researcher and RAM unit time, before
deciding to request access to UNICEF records via the RAMP database,
it is suggested that researchers review the following that will be
provided on request.