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The International Document Library Guide provides open access academic research pertaining to global researchers for future development.

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This section of the International Documents Library Guide contains open-access databases for academic and public usage.

International Document Citation Help

Authors should exercise caution when including URLs for official international documentation. URLs generated by the Official Document System (ODS) do not work. Authors can generate working URLs by adding the document symbol to http://undocs.org, e.g., http://undocs.org/A/RES/67/97.

Possible citation examples for external authors, inspired in part by the United Nations Editorial Manual and The Bluebook, are as follows:

Resolutions
General Assembly resolution 67/97, The rule of law at the national and international levels, A/RES/67/97 (14 December 2012), available from undocs.org/A/RES/67/97.

Official Documents
United Nations, General Assembly, Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea: report of the Secretary-General, A/63/332 (26 August 2008), available from undocs.org/A/63/332.

Treaties
Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, New York, 10 June 1958, United Nations Treaty Series, vol. 330, No. 4739, p. 3, available from https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=XXII-1&chapter=22&clang=_en

Publications
United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration 1985: with amendments as adopted in 2006 (Vienna: United Nations, 2008), available from www.uncitral.org/uncitral/en/uncitral_texts/arbitration/1985Model_arbitration.html.

Press Releases
United Nations, Department of Public Information, Demanding that Lord's Resistance Army End All Attacks, Security Council Calls for Full Implementation of Regional Strategy in Central Africa. SC/11018, 29 May 2013, available from un.org/News/Press/docs/2013/sc11018.doc.htm.

Website Materials
"Crime as an Impediment to Security and Development in Africa: Best Practices and Institutional Opportunities, (Side event summary report, United Nations, High-Level Meeting On Africa's Development Needs: State of Implementation of Various Commitments, Challenges and the Way Forward, New York, 22 September 2008), available from
www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/mdg_gap/mdg_gap_archive/hle_crp08.pdf.


For additional help, see 

[1] The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 19th ed. (Cambridge: Harvard Law Review Association, 2010), 21.7.

[2] Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., 14.316 – 14.317; Melissa Shella, “Citing the Charter of the United Nations,” APA Style Blog, May 23, 2013, http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2013/05/citing-the-charter-of-the-united-nations.html.

[3] the United States Editorial Manual Office: http://dd.dgacm.org/editorialmanual/ed-guidelines/footnotes/footnotes_chap_10.htm

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