Codification Division Publications: Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs Codification Division Publications: Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs

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Charter of the United Nations

Chapter IV — The General Assembly

Article 12

1. While the Security Council is exercising in respect of any dispute or situation the functions assigned to it in the present Charter, the General Assembly shall not make any recommendation with regard to that dispute or situation unless the Security Council so requests.

2. The Secretary-General, with the consent of the Security Council, shall notify the General Assembly at each session of any matters relative to the maintenance of international peace and security which are being dealt with by the Security Council and shall similarly notify the General Assembly, or the Members of the United Nations if the General Assembly is not in session, immediately the Security Council ceases to deal with such matters.

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Repertory of Practice (1945–1954), volume 1 View PDF file
  Supplement No 1 (1954–1955), volume 1 View PDF file
  Supplement No 2 (1955–1959), volume 2 View PDF file
  Supplement No 3 (1959–1966), volume 1 View PDF file
  Supplement No 4 (1966–1969), volume 1 View PDF file
  Supplement No 5 (1970–1978), volume 1 View PDF file
  Supplement No 6 (1979–1984), volume 2 View PDF file
  Supplement No 7 (1985–1988), volume 2* View PDF file
  Supplement No 8 (1989–1994), volume 2* View PDF file
  Supplement No 9 (1995–1999), volume 2* View PDF file
  Supplement No 10 (2000–2009), volume 2** View PDF file

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** Advance version in English