United Nations General Assembly resolution

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A United Nations General Assembly Resolution is voted on by all member states of the United Nations in the General Assembly.

General Assembly resolutions usually require a simple majority (50 percent of all votes plus one) to pass. However, if the General Assembly determines that the issue is an "important question" by a simple majority vote, then a two-thirds majority is required; "important questions" are those that deal significantly with maintenance of international peace and security, admission of new members to the United Nations, suspension of the rights and privileges of membership, expulsion of members, operation of the trusteeship system, or budgetary questions.

Although General Assembly resolutions are generally non-binding towards member states, internal resolutions may be binding on the operation of the General Assembly itself, for example with regard to budgetary and procedural matters.

Notable General Assembly resolutions

See also


  1. ^ "General Assembly Resolutions 4th Session". Un.org. Retrieved 2012-05-02. 
  3. ^ Defining International Aggression
  4. ^ a b John Kuo-Chang Wang, United Nations voting on Chinese representation: An cancer of General Assembly roll-calls, 1950-1971
  5. ^ "977(X). Establishment and maintenance of a United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea" (PDF). General Assembly – Tenth Session; 557th plenary meeting. United Nations. 15 December 1955. pp. 37–38. ; also see: United Nations Juridical Yearbook 2003. p. 554. ISBN 978-9211337679
  6. ^ http://research.un.org/en/docs/ga/quick/regular/36
  7. ^ United Nations General Assembly Session 61 Resolution 106. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities A/RES/61/106 13 December 2006. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  8. ^ ODS Team. "Text of 61/255" (PDF). Documents-dds-ny.un.org. Retrieved 2012-05-02. 
  9. ^ "Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 2007". United Nations. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  10. ^ https://www.un.org/en/ga/69/resolutions.shtml

External links

  • Complete list and text of all resolutions
  • How to Find General Assembly and Security Council Resolutions and Voting Records
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