United Nations Security Council Resolution 1426

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1426
Date24 July 2002
Meeting no.4,585
CodeS/RES/1426 (Document)
SubjectAdmission of new Members to the UN: Swiss Confederation
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members
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United Nations Security Council resolution 1426, adopted without a vote on 24 July 2002, after examining the application of the Swiss Confederation for membership in the United Nations, the Council recommended to the General Assembly that Switzerland be admitted.[1]

In a March 2002 referendum, the 54.6% of Swiss voters endorsed a government plan to apply for membership in the United Nations.[2] The General Assembly later admitted Switzerland to the United Nations on 10 September 2002 under Resolution 57/1.[3]

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  1. ^ "Security Council recommends admission of Switzerland as member of United Nations". United Nations. 24 July 2002.
  2. ^ Olson, Elizabeth (4 March 2002). "Stepping Back From Isolation, Switzerland Votes to Join U.N." The New York Times.
  3. ^ United Nations (2004). Yearbook of the United Nations 2002. United Nations Publications. p. 1427. ISBN 978-92-1-100904-0.

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