Document header attributes
The document attributes listed below are unique to Metanorma’s processing of UN documents.
For common document attributes, see Document attributes reference in general Metanorma author’s documentation. That page describes attributes that apply to all Metanorma flavors, not just UN.
For an introduction to Metanorma AsciiDoc document attributes and how Metanorma uses them, see the corresponding topic.
The document type (see UN deliverables: The different types of UN publications) (mandatory). Note that the document types are reflected in the document identifier.
The permitted types for UN are:
UN Plenary document
Attachment to UN Plenary document
Reissue (of something)
Documents relating to agendas of principal organs
Documents relating to programme budget implications
Notes by the Secretary-General
Reports of intergovernmental and expert bodies
Resolutions and other formal decisions of United Nations organs
Paragraph numbering is enabled for all documents types except for
budgetary [added in https://github.com/metanorma/metanorma-un/releases/tag/v0.3.4].
The “plenary” cover page is used if the document type is
budgetary, or if any of the plenary_metadata
metadata attributes are given
[added in https://github.com/metanorma/metanorma-un/releases/tag/v0.3.4].
The document status. Synonym:
:docstage:. The permitted types are:
The name of the relevant UN committee (mandatory). For example,
United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)
The language(s) of the document. This is the language in which the document has been issued, not the language(s) in which it has been submitted. ISO 639-1 codes are used for languages, and they are comma-delimited. If not specified, the six official languages of the UN are assumed: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish (
Include table of contents in Word output. (The “Table of contents” is always included in HTML output.)
Extent of distribution allowed. For example:
The document number if the document is a Recommendation (required only for Recommendations). For example, specify
42for Recommendation 42.
The language(s) in which the document was originally submitted. ISO-639-1 codes are used for languages. Multiple languages can be comma-delimited.
The session where this document will be discussed. For example, Geneva, 30 April – 1 May 2018
Number of the agenda item this document belongs to. For example, Item 6 of the provisional agenda.
If the document corresponds to multiple items, they are comma-delimited.
If the document belongs to multiple subitems under a single item, following editorial practice of th UN, give the item and subitems identifiers here.
Name of the agenda item this document belongs to. If the document corresponds to multiple items, they are comma-delimited.
Name of the agenda subitem this document belongs to. If the document corresponds to multiple subitems, they are comma-delimited.
Collaborator of this document, if any. For example,
World Economic Forum
The unique identifier of this agenda item. For example,
ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2018/6. If there are multiple agenda items or subitems, given them comma-delimited.
Footnoted reference to item, if item is on the preliminary list or the provisional agenda.
If this attribute is present, headings are numbered in the document, but subheadings are not [added in https://github.com/metanorma/metanorma-un/releases/tag/v0.3.9].
The Foreword and Introduction are not recognised as part of the document preface by default [added in https://github.com/metanorma/metanorma-un/releases/tag/v0.3.4].
Abstracts are moved to the front page in Plenary documents. In Recommendation documents, they appear in the document preface, before the foreword and introduction.
Paragraphs are automatically numbered — paragraph numbers should not be entered in the Metanorma AsciiDoc source.
Paragraphs are numbered by treating each paragraph in the Metanorma XML as a separate clause; all terminal clauses in UN Metanorma XML are rendered as a numbered paragraph.
Non-paragraph blocks (tables, figures, admonitions, lists) are not numbered; nor are paragraphs in prefatory material (introduction, foreword, abstract).
The admonition container “IMPORTANT” is used to render UN document boxes.
Unlike normal Metanorma admonitions, UN admonitions can have titles, and
can be numbered in output. As with other assets in Metanorma, the option
unnumbered can be applied to prevent an admonition being numbered.
[IMPORTANT%unnumbered] .Business Process Analysis Plus (BPA+) (<==== This is the box title) ==== Business Process Analysis was initially designed to document and evaluate an import/export process at a given point time and its relative simplicity. It also specifically includes a measurement of the time and cost of the complete range of procedures as one of the main outputs of the analysis. This combination makes it suitable as the basis/core of a trade facilitation monitoring and improvement system. ====