The UN holds conferences on many topics and has done so throughout its history. This box describes the types of documents, publications and information resources that may be issued before, during and after a UN conference, with examples and links to additional research guides.
NOTE: The terminology used to describe types of documents may vary. For example: these or other terms may be used for documents that contain record of what was said during formal meetings of the conference: statements, speeches, transcripts, meeting records, verbatim, interventions...
Conference outcomes vary widely, depending on the purpose of the conference and the topic. Most UN conferences issue reports upon conclusion. Some examples of outcome documents are:
Outcome document in 3 volumes: A/CONF.151/26/Rev.1