May 17, 2022

New Research Tools: Introducing UNSCdeb8 (Beta): A Database of Verbatim Statements Given During Public Meetings of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Between 2010 and 2017

via Center For Security Studies/ETH Zurich:

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.

Note: The Web-Based Query Tool For UNSCdeb8 is available at or

Direct to Full Text Working Paper (via German Institute for International and Security Affairs
30 pages; PDF.

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