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UNOG Archives Access Rules


According to circular IC/Geneva/2001/55, the conditions of access to the archives by the public are as follows:

“(i) For archives and records, which are already in the custody of the Registry, Records and Archive Unit: the public may have access to archives and records, which have been reviewed and processed by the Unit. An agreement has been obtained from the originating office, if such office still exists, to make the records available to the public;

(ii) For new accessions: the public may have access to

(a) Archives and records that were accessible at the time of their creation;
(b) Those which are more than 20 years old and not subject to restrictions imposed by the Secretary-General; and
(c) Those which are less than 20 years old and not subject to restrictions imposed by the Secretary-General, on condition that the originating office has given written consent for access.

(iii) For restricted records, the public can apply for an "authorization to access". This application will be forwarded to the record originating office for approval. The applicant will be informed of the decision.”


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