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  1. Holds the proceedings of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Includes judgments, summaries of decisions, press releases and other information about the court.
  2. Comprehensive access to the laws of the European Union law and other related public documents. Includes access to the Official Journal of the European Union.
  3. Official reports and documents published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  4. Data related to food and agriculture around the world, provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  5. Access to the International Monetary Fund's statistical databases, including International Financial Statistics, Balance of Payment, Government Finance Statistics, and Direction of Trade Statistics.
  6. Documents related to the EU Justice and Home Affairs council (JHA). Materials date back to 1976 when the Trevi Group, an intergovernmental cooperation which preceded the JHA, was formed.
  7. Open access books, journals, reports, and other research documents from the World Bank.
  8. The United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database is depository of detailed imports and exports statistics from 1962 - present.
  9. Full-text, born-digital UN documents published from 1993 onward, including documents of the Security Council, the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and their subsidiaries, as well as administrative issuances and other documents. ODS does not have the following types of materials: documents issued before 1993 that have not yet been digitized, press releases, sales publications, such as the Yearbook and the Treaty Series, and documents that do not have a UN symbol.
  10. Collection of data relevant for the analysis of world trade, investment and development, compiled by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Coverage includes foreign direct investment; export and import structure by product and by regions of origin and destination; volumes and terms of trade indices; and commodity prices and relevant indices;
  11. Time series data on a variety of topics, produced by The World Bank.
  12. Provides access to more than 600 development indicators, including economic, social, environmental, business, and technology, with time series for 208 countries.
  13. Trade Policy Reviews published by the World Trade Organization.
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