What does the term "Official Records" mean?
Last Updated: May 10, 2018     Views: 8075

The Regulations for the Control and Limitation of Documentation, ST/AI/189/Add.3/Rev.2, define official records:

The Official Records are a series of printed publications relating to the proceedings of the principal organs of the United Nations or certain United Nations conferences; they include verbatim or summary records of the meetings of the organ concerned, annexes and supplements.

The United Nations editorial Manual lists the main elements of information found on an UN Official Documents Mastheads and cover pages.

More information on Official Records is available in the sections of the UN Documentation Research Guide linked below.


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