United Nations Documents

Finding U.N. Documents

Use the U.N. Doc. Symbol to locate your document. If you do not have a U.N. Doc. Symbol, use AccessUN (available in the LRC Research Databases) to determine the appropriate identifier. Examples: U.N. Doc. A/56/PV.1 or Oil for Food Program, S.C. Res. 986, ¶¶ 1, 8, U.N. Doc. S/RES/986 (Apr. 14, 1995).

  • Official Records: The Official Records contain verbatim/summary meeting records, Resolutions, and Reports of major organs. A complete set of the Official Records can be found in the U.N. microfiche collection (LRC Lower Level Microforms JZ5010 .R43).
  • United Nations Documentation Centre and Official Document System of the United Nations (ODS)
  • United Nations Treaties: Every international agreement entered into by a Member State of the United Nations must be registered with the U. N. Secretariat in accordance with Article 102 of the U. N. Charter. The United Nations Treaty Series (U.N.T.S.) is available in print in the LRC Reading Room & Microforms KZ172 .U54 or online. Go to our international treaties web page.
  • UN Research Guides and Resources: the Dag Hammarskjold Library of the United Nations also provides an excellent overview of selected UN documents, publications, databasesand websites.


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