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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

United Nations Documents Center Online

Forwarded by Rosemarie Romano, Access
Services Librarian:

As of December 31, 2004, the United Nations Official
Document System (ODS) is open to the public.
According to the press release, "ODS covers all types of
official United Nations documentation originating from
duty stations worldwide, including selective documents
of the regional commissions: Economic and Social
Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), Economic and
Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP),
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
(ECLAC) and Economic Commission for Europe (ECE).

Comprehensive coverage starts in 1993. Older United
Nations documents are added to the system on a daily basis.
Selective coverage of General Assembly and Security Council
documentation currently reaches back to 1985. The ODS also
provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly,
Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship
Council from 1946 onwards."