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Document Types & Symbols

This guide is intended as a general introduction to various types of UNCITRAL documents.

UNCITRAL documents are published in the six official languages of the United Nations - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish. Each language document has an identical symbol, consisting of letters and numbers. Below the symbol there is a date which indicates when the document was issued by the substantive office; this is not the date of publication of the document.

Types of UNCITRAL Documents

Document Symbols

For further information about United Nations document research, see the United Nations Documentation: Research Guide, prepared by the staff of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library.