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 18

1. Each Member of the General Assembly shall have one vote.

2. Decisions of the General Assembly on important questions shall be made by a two-thirds majority of the members present and voting. These questions shall include: recommendations with respect to the maintenance of international peace and security, the election of the non-permanent members of the Security Council, the election of members of the Trusteeship Council in accordance with paragraph 1 (c) of Article 86, the admission of new Members to the United Nations, the suspension of the rights and privileges of membership, the expulsion of Members, questions relating to the operation of the trusteeship system, and budgetary questions.

3. Decisions on other questions, including the determination of additional categories of questions to be decided by a two-thirds majority, shall be made by a majority of the members present and voting.

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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

* Advance version in English