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Here is an example of a sales number: UN/ 98.III.A.27
Sales numbers consist of the following parts:
To find a sales publication on the shelf, go to the sales publication section of the UN collection. Then:
Here are some sales numbers in the order in which they appear on the shelf:
For a complete list of Sales Numbers categories, see the UN Standing Orders webpage.
Each UN document has a unique symbol at the top right of the document or on the cover page. Document symbols consist of a combination of numbers and letters. Generally, the first component of a symbol after the “UN/” indicates the parent organ of the UN which has issued the document. For example, a call number beginning with "A/" denotes a General Assembly document, while "S/" denotes a Security Council document. Additional components may indicate secondary bodies and/or document types. Here is an example of a complete UN document symbol:
Items with document symbols are arranged strictly in alpha-numeric order with numbers preceding letters. Here are some symbols in the order in which they appear on the shelf:
|UN/ A/CN.4/SER.A/2006||UN/ E/ECSWA/SD/2012/1||UN/ LC/G.2332-P/2006|
For more discussion of document symbols, see the UN research guide, UN Document Symbols.