This Working Paper introduces the UNSCdeb8, a database of all verbatim statements given by the representatives of permanent and non-permanent members during public meetings of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) between 2010 and 2017.
All the textual data in UNSCdeb8 is aligned with metadata about the particular statement and meeting in which it was articulated, such as speaker-nationality, speaker-role, date, time, meeting number and agenda title of the meeting.
The database is primarily designed to facilitate corpus-driven social science research, but can also be used for other methodological approaches. The text also includes an illustration of how scholars can make use of the UNSCdeb8 through examples of research on Chinese discourse in the UNSC.
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