Risk management

The Archives and Records Management Section of the United Nations has developed this guide to provide an overview of information risks in the context of records management。 It provides snapshots of information and records risks and suggests potential risk mitigation strategies。This page also provides links to more detailed guidance on managing risks arising from sensitive information and business continuity risks, such as damage or loss of records and information due to disasters or major system failures。

Understanding the information risks of a particular program through a comprehensive assessment of its records and information management activities enables the office to plan for risk mitigation。A strong records management system should be one of your primary risk mitigation strategies。 A risk-based approach to records and information management has the potential to deliver benefits ranging from improved organizational performance to improved strategic use of information。

This guide is intended for use by information and program managers in information technology or substantive areas to enhance their information management capabilities and accountability frameworks for core activities。


DPI Opens Archives to Press ahead of A/V Heritage Day

The Department of Public Information (DPI) film and video archive was presented to members of the press by the Department's Audiovisual Services Section ahead of World Audiovisual Heritage Day, 27 October。

Overview of information and records management risks


Information Security Risk Guide

An important aspect of managing risk is managing information security。 Records and information are important assets of the United Nations and sound procedures to protect the sensitivity and security of information are essential for the proper management of the Organization's records。 Information sensitivity is related to the confidentiality of information within the United Nations。

The proper handling of sensitive information is critical to the success of the Organization and its operations around the world。 Information security is concerned with information protection, including access control。 Information security also ensures that information is available when needed and maintains its integrity, that is, not altered or improperly disclosed。


Business continuity Risk Guide


Risk Assessment Guide