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Historical government publications

United Nations

United Nations Homepage


  • University of Toronto only
  • comprehensive index to United Nations documents and publications from 1946- , including UN periodical articles and treaties listed in UN Treaty Series
  • full-text of several thousand UN documents
  • most of titles in this index, designated by Readex Year field, are available in companion microfiche set titled: United Nations Documents & Publications.

Official Document system of the United Nations (ODS)  

  • Advanced search
  • full-text access to most UN parliamentary documents 
  • coverage from 1993 on with selected older documents added daily
  • full-text of resolutions from 1946 on and selected General Assembly and Security Council documents 1985 on
  • does not include UN sales publications, UN Treaty Series, press releases and documents not publicly released
  • Progress status of the digitization of UN documents
WorldLII Databases 


GATT Digital Library: 1947 - 1994

  • contains documents of and about the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
  • World Trade Organization (WTO) is its successor organization

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