United Nations Security Council Resolution 1290
|UN Security Council
|Date||17 February 2000|
|Subject||Admission of new Members to the UN: Tuvalu|
|14 voted for
None voted against
|Security Council composition|
United Nations Security Council resolution 1290, adopted on 17 February 2000, after examining the application of Tuvalu for membership in the United Nations, the Council recommended to the General Assembly that Tuvalu be admitted, bringing total membership of the United Nations to 189.
Resolution 1290 was adopted by 14 votes to none against and one abstention from China which said it could not support the recommendation (due to Tuvalu's close diplomatic ties to Taiwan) but would not veto it in the interests of the people of both countries.
- Enlargement of the United Nations
- List of United Nations member states
- List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1201 to 1300 (1998–2000)
- "Security Council recommends admission of Tuvalu; adopts resolution 1290 (2000) by 14-0-1 (China)". United Nations. 17 February 2000.
- "Political and security affairs – United States participation in the United Nations (2000)" (PDF). United States Department of State.
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