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The Journal of the United Nations
is published by the Journal Unit of the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management. It is issued daily in English and in French. During the main part of the General Assembly session (September to December), it is also issued in Arabic, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish.

The Journal is a complete picture and an historical record of the life of United Nations Headquarters on any given day – what meetings are being held, when and where, what topics are being discussed and what documents are the basis of those discussions. It gives a complete list of official documents issued that day, which can be accessed via hyperlink, and a summary of the meetings of the previous day. The Journal also includes a listing of Secretariat Web sites that can be accessed via hyperlink. For all delegates and staff, the Journal of the United Nations is required reading first thing in the morning.


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On 10 January 1946, the first Journal of the United Nations was published on the occasion of the first session of the General Assembly in London, United Kingdom. The tradition continues! In pursuance of the efforts of the Department to move from printed to electronic formats, the Journal is posted on the Official Document System and on the Internet. Interested users can follow us on Twitter and Facebook, or subscribe! Past issues of the Journal dating back to 1 January 2003 are accessible through the search function below.

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Greening the BlueTo save tons of paper, the distribution of paper copies of the Journal of the United Nations in the Secretariat has been discontinued since 1 January 2010.