Does a United Nations deposit include the use of United Nations online products?
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2018
The Official Document System (ODS), a full-text storage and retrieval system for UN documents in electronic format in all official languages started in 1992. An active process of digitizing older documents is presently taking place. ODS offers a more economical, timely and secure means of distributing and storing parliamentary documents worldwide. It has a multilingual interface and good search capability.
Effective 1 January 2005, the Official Document System (ODS) is free of charge.
Access to the United Nations Treaty Series Database is provided via the internet; This databases includes the international instruments published in the United Nations Treaty Series. The League of Nations Treaty Series are also a part of the online version of the printed publication, entitled, "Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General". These databases are free of charge to the general public since November 2007.
In 2008, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) launched the United Nations Data Retrieval System (UNdata), a service based on UN statistical sources. More than 60 million records from 24 UN databases on employment, education, energy, environment, health, population, refugees, etc., are available to the general public free of charge.
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