New UN code elements for "Serbia" and "Montenegro"

Mark Davis mark.davis at
Sat Jul 1 19:35:53 CEST 2006


On 7/1/06, Doug Ewell <dewell at> wrote:
> The UN Statistics Division has assigned new 3-digit numeric M.49 code
> elements for Serbia (688) and for Montenegro (499), and has listed the
> previously assigned code element for Serbia and Montenegro (891) under
> the heading "Codes not in current use."
> References:
> The first paragraph of Section 3.3 of draft-registry says that as new
> codes are assigned in (among others) UN M.49, the Reviewer MUST evaluate
> them for inclusion as new subtags in the Registry, and submit them if
> there is no conflict.
> However, since it is widely expected that ISO 3166/MA will soon assign
> new alpha-2 (and alpha-3) code elements for these two countries,
> corresponding to these UN code elements, I suggest we do NOT rush to
> adopt the UN codes, but rather wait for the ISO codes to be announced.
> --
> Doug Ewell
> Fullerton, California, USA
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