United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1668
United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1668 (XVI) was a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly that determined that any proposal to change the representation of China at the UN would be deemed an "important question" under the UN Charter which would therefore require a two-thirds majority vote. The motion for UN Resolution 1668 was raised in 1961 by United States, Australia, Japan, Italy and Colombia and passed with 61 UN Member States voted in favor of it, 34 UN Member States voted against it, 7 UN Member States abstaining, and 2 UN Member States non-voting. With its Resolution 2758 in 1971, the UN General Assembly voted with a two-thirds majority to change China's representation in the UN from the Republic of China to the People's Republic of China. The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which is entitled by the founding of the United Nations as the cornerstone of modern day diplomacy since the Vienna Congress, was signed and ratified by Republic of China on 18 April 1961 and 19 December 1969.
Representation of China in the United Nations.
The General Assembly,
Noting that a serious divergence of views exists among Member States concerning the representation of a founder Member who is named in the Charter of the United Nations,
Recalling that this matter has been described repeatedly in the General Assembly by all segments of opinion as vital and crucial and that on numerous occasions its inclusion in the agenda has been requested under rule 15 of the Assembly's rules of procedure as an item of an important and urgent character,
Recalling further the recommendation contained in its resolution 396 (V) of 14 December 1950 that, whenever more than one authority claims to be the government entitled to represent a Member State in the United Nations and this question becomes the subject of controversy in the United Nations, the question should be considered in the light of the purposes and principles of the Charter and the circumstances of each case,
Decides, in accordance with Article 18 of the Charter of the United Nations, that any proposal to change the representation of China is an important question.
1080th plenary meeting,
15 December 1961
- RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY DURING ITS SIXTEENTH SESSION 1623-1747
- Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations signed and ratified by Republic of China
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