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"A document is a text submitted to a principal organ or a subsidiary organ of the United Nations for consideration by it, usually in connection with item(s) on its agenda."
"The term 'United Nations publication' refers to any written material which is issued by the United Nations to the general public."
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French: Documents de l'ONU : Introduction
Russian: Официальная документация ООН: Обзор
Spanish: Documentación de la ONU : Sinopsis