Legal status of ‘INF’ document

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Date produced: 19/12/2009

What is the legal status of a UN ‘INF’ document?

A UN ‘INF’ document is an information document, usually used to share Parties’ views or circulate more general information. It is less formal than a decision document and does not have any legally binding status.