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Search for a United Nations Treaty

When searching for a United Nations Treaty, click on Search for a Treaty within the Finding Aids of the United Nations Law Collection.

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Follow these examples for different ways to search for a United Nations Treaty.

Treaty Registration Number

For this option, users can enter the treaty number using the numerical digits only.

Example: I. No. 970 would be entered as “970”

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Country Name

Search for a treaty by Country Name by entering the full country name into the search box.

Example: Australia

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 Multilateral Parties

Search by the multilateral parties involved in a treaty.

Example: Argentina

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Short Title

Search across the short title of the treaty using keywords.

Example: “Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces”

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Popular Name

Search for a treaty by the popular name.

Example: “Geneva Conventions”

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Treaty Description

Search for a treaty using keywords from the treaty description.

Example: “Condition of the wounded and sick”

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Annex Description

Search across the Annex Description using keywords.

Example: “Final Act of the Intergovernmental Conference”

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Signature Place

Search by the place that the treaty was signed.

Example: Geneva

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Signature, In Force, Previous Signature, or Post Signature Date

Search for a treaty by date using the following format: MM/DD/YY

Example: 08/12/49

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Kavass Subject

All UN Treaties in HeinOnline has been assigned a Kavass Subject, thus allowing you to search by subject.

Example: “Arms Control”

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UNTS Citation

Search for a treaty by the UNTS citation.

Example: 75 UNTS 31

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Volume Date

Search for a treaty by the UNTS volume date that the treaty was published in.

Example: Search for all treaties published in the UNTS in 1950.

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Search for a word or phrase among the full text of the treaty or treaties.

Example: “Red Cross”

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