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How to cite and reference United Nations' documents in APA Style?

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If you're citing a United Nations resolution, decision or official report, the document should be considered a legal document, and therefore the references to them have a different format than the standard APA Style formatting. Please refer to "Canadian Statutes, Cases, and Legislation" for information on citing legal documents, and in particular, see "United Nations" under "International Law Sources" from UBC's Legal Citation Guide for sample references for UN documents.

If you are citing a technical or research report issued by the United Nations or an organization affiliated with the United Nations (e.g., "Human development report 2014: Sustaining human progress: Reducing vulnerabilities and building resilience"), you can use the format required by the APA Style rules to cite that type of document. Please see "How do I reference a report (i.e., grey literature) in APA Style?" for more information and an example reference and in-text citations to the report linked above.

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