United Nations General Assembly resolution

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A United Nations General Assembly resolution is a decision or declaration voted on by all member states of the United Nations in the General Assembly.

General Assembly resolutions usually require a simple majority (more yes votes than no votes) to pass.[1] However, if the General Assembly determines that the issue is an "important question" by a simple majority vote, then a two-thirds majority (twice as many yes votes as no votes) is required; "important questions" are those that deal significantly with the maintenance of international peace and security, admission of new members to the United Nations, suspension of the rights and privileges of membership, the 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.

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  2. ^ "General Assembly Resolutions 4th Session". Un.org. Retrieved 2012-05-02.
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  6. ^ "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.[permanent dead link]; also see: United Nations Juridical Yearbook 2003. p. 554. ISBN 978-9211337679
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  8. ^ Resolution 47/90 on the role of cooperatives in the light of new economic and social trends, made 16 December 1992, accessed 16 December 2021
  9. ^ United Nations, Action against corruption and bribery in international commercial transactions, adopted 15 December 1998, accessed 2 April 2021
  10. ^ United Nations, Resolution 54/205, Prevention of corrupt practices and illegal transfer of funds, adopted 27 January 2000, accessed 2 April 2021
  11. ^ United Nations General Assembly, Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 9 December 2003, 58/76, 8 January 2004, accessed 16 February 2023
  12. ^ "Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on the Holocaust Remembrance (A/RES/60/7)". United Nations. 1 November 2005. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  13. ^ "61/106. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities". United Nations General Assembly. 13 December 2006. Archived from the original on Oct 29, 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  14. ^ "61/255. Holocaust denial" (PDF). United Nations. Retrieved 2012-05-02.
  15. ^ "Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 2007". United Nations. Retrieved 23 October 2016.[dead link]
  16. ^ "Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 2007 [on the report of the Third Committee (A/62/432)]: 62/128. Cooperatives in social development". United Nations. Archived from the original on Dec 16, 2021. Retrieved 16 December 2021.
  17. ^ "Resolutions of the 69th Session". General Assembly of the United Nations. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  18. ^ United Nations General Assembly, "Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015: 70/1 - Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", accessed 19 September 2019.
  19. ^ "State of Palestine to Gain Enhanced Rights, Privileges in General Assembly Work, Sessions When It Assumes 2019 Group of 77 Chairmanship". United Nations. 16 October 2018. Archived from the original on Oct 17, 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  20. ^ "General Assembly Adopts Landmark Resolution Aimed at Holding Five Permanent Security Council Members Accountable for Use of Veto". un.org. Retrieved 28 April 2022.

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