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Databases and online repositories for accessing international documents.

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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.

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.

[3] The United States Editorial Manual Office