Linking to UN documents from the Official Document System

Many UN document databases, such as the Official Document System (ODS) provide full-text access to reports. However, these dynamically generated URLs make it difficult to share the link with library patrons.  Our colleagues at the United Nations Dag Hammarskjøld Library in New York have devised a nice work around the problem. Use the following root URL

 After the equal sign (=), add the UN publication’s document symbol number.

For instance, if you wish to link to the International Convention for the Suppresion of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, with a document symbol of A/RES/59/290, the URL would look like this:

Be aware that this links lead one to a Web page that includes the desired document in all six official UN languages.

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