UN document symbols are an important way that researchers refer to UN documents. This guide provides information about the first elements of document symbols that refer to a particular UN body.
The content of this guide is based on the UN publication, ST/LIB/SER.B/5/Rev.5, United Nations Document Series Symbols, 1946-1996. Information for series symbols assigned since 1996 has been added. Additional information about selected bodies has also been added to help researchers.
More information about series symbols can be found in the series symbol authority records in the UN Digital Library.
This guide is still under development and will be updated over time.