The basic symbol of a UN document series that represents the main body, subsidiary body, Secretariat department, office or programme responsible for the issuance of the series and the title of the series if available. Used for sorting purposes and for producing a heading in a publication.

The symbol of the document series, separated into its component parts by slashes, is recorded in subfield $a.

Component parts not printed on the document must be supplied for purposes of sorting a body within its hierarchical structure in a publication. Component parts which are supplied are enclosed within square brackets.


690 $a A/
  [General Assembly]
690 $a E/CN.4/
  [Commission on Human Rights]
690 $a ST/LEG/
  [Office of Legal Affairs]
690 $a [E/]ECE/
  [Economic Commission for Europe]


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