Local governments in British Columbia include municipalities (i.e. villages, towns, districts and cities), regional districts (including municipal and non-municipal electoral areas), improvement districts, and the Islands Trust, as established by the Local Government Act of B.C. There are also First Nations governments established by treaty, federal legislation, or self-government agreement. The goal of this collection is to include these local and First Nations government entities of Vancouver Island (B.C.).
Phase 1 of the UNDL features the integration of the 3 UNBISnet databases into one; digital content, mainly official UN documents and selected UN maps, with metadata from UNBISnet for UN-produced materials, as well as speech and voting records. UNDL metadata records will link to open access UN content. The UN plans to add and integrate additional collections of digital materials as they are created or are made available to us by UN departments, offices, and agencies