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Official Document System of the United Nations (ODS)

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ODS covers all types of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993. Older UN documents are, however, added to the system on a daily basis. ODS also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards. The system does not contain press releases, UN sales publications, the United Nations Treaty Series or information brochures issued by the Department of Public Information. The ODS is a multilingual system.

Indiana University Bloomington is a depository for United Nations' documents.  For additional information consult the staff in Government Information, Microforms, and Statistical Services (2nd Floor of the IUB Herman B Wells Library).  812-855-6924, email:

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unlimited simultaneous users
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Print-only copy permitted
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Frank-Wilson, Marion
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