United Nations materials


Format for footnotes

Consult the table at 9.2 for the elements to include when citing UN documents and which order to include them. Rules 9.2.1 to 9.2.13 provide further guidance.
If the document can be easily located using an official UN database using the UN document number, only the following elements are necessary:

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Author, Title, Resolution or Decision Number, UN Document number (Full date) Pinpoint.

Example

Fatma Zohra Ksentini, Report of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, UN Doc E/CN.4/Sub.2/1994/9 (6 July 1994) 7.



Format for bibliography

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Example

Ksentini, Fatma Zohra, Report of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, UN Doc E/CN.4/Sub.2/1994/9 (6 July 1994).



Style notes for the reference type

  • Short titles can be added to UN documents to help with subsequent references. See 1.4.4.
  • Pinpoint references use the same abbreviated designations as shown in 3.1.4.
  • When a document has both page and paragraph numbers, you must use the paragraph numbers. Page numbers may be included in addition to paragraphs.
  • Rules 9.2.1 to 9.2.13 provide further guidance on individual elements of UN materials.

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