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A United Nations General Assembly Resolution is a decision or declaration voted on by all member states of the
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in the General Assembly. General Assembly resolutions usually require a simple majority (50 percent of all votes plus one) to pass. However, if the General Assembly determines that the issue is an "important question" by a simple majority vote, then a two-thirds majority 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.


Notable General Assembly resolutions

*1946 ** Resolution 1: Established the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (UNAEC) "to deal with the problems raised by the discovery of atomic energy" and tasked to "make specific proposals... for the elimination from national armaments of atomic weapons and of all other major weapons adaptable to mass destruction", among other issues regarding nuclear technology. ** Resolution 59: Relations of Members of the United Nations with Francoist Spain. ** Resolution 61: Voting procedure in the
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. ** Resolution 66: Establishment of the Trusteeship Council. ** Resolution 95: Affirmation of the principles of international law recognized by the
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of the Nuremberg Tribunal **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 96, Resolution 96: The crime of Genocide. **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 100, Resolution 100: Headquarters of the United Nations. *1947 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 177, Resolution 177: International Law Commission was directed to "formulate the principles of international law recognized in the Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal and in the judgment of the Tribunal". This resulted in the creation of the Nuremberg Principles. **United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine, Resolution 181: The 1947 UNGA 'Partition resolution' regarding the British Mandate for Palestine (legal instrument), British Mandate of Palestine. *1948 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194, Resolution 194: Recommends the "Right of return" for Palestinian refugees. **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 217, Resolution 217: Universal Declaration of Human Rights ** United Nations General Assembly Resolution 260, Resolution 260: Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. *1949 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 273, Resolution 273: ''Admits the Israel, State of Israel to membership in the United Nations.'' **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 289, Resolution 289: On the Question of the disposal of the former Italian colonies: recommending that Libya should be independent not later than January 1, 1952 *1950 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 377, Resolution 377 A: The "Uniting for Peace" Resolution *1951 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 498, Resolution 498: calling on the People's Republic of China to cease all hostilities on the Korean peninsula... its armed forces continue their invasion of Korea and their large-scale attacks upon United Nations forces there...has itself engaged in aggression in KoreaJohn Kuo-Chang Wang
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/ref> **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 500, Resolution 500: Recommend general trade embargo against People's Republic of China and North Korea for their aggression in Korea *1952 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 505, Resolution 505: Threats to the political independence and territorial integrity of China (Republic of China) and to the peace of the Far East, resulting from Soviet Union, Soviet violations of the Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship and Alliance of 14 August 1945 and from Soviet violations of the Charter of the United Nations * 1955 **Resolution 977(X): Establishing the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Busan, South Korea for United Nations Command casualties of the Korean War. * 1956 ** Resolution 997(ES-I):Question considered by United Nations Security Council Resolution 119, the Security Council at its 749th and 750th meetings, held on 30 October 1956 *1960 **UN General Assembly Resolution 1514, Resolution 1514: ''Declaration on the granting of independence to Colonialism, colonial countries and peoples.'' **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1541, Resolution 1541: United Nations definition of what a colony is, and what self-determination is. ''Principles which should guide Members in determining whether or not an obligation exists to transmit the information called for under Article 73 e of the Charter.'' *1961 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1631, Resolution 1631: ''Admission of Mauritania to membership in the
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.'' *1962 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1761, Resolution 1761: ''Recommended sanctions against South Africa in response to the governments policy of apartheid.'' *1963 **s:United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1962, Resolution 1962: One of the earliest resolutions governing Outer space. **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1991, Resolution 1991: Amended the UN Charter, enlarging the to fifteen members. *1971 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2758, Resolution 2758: ''Expelled the Republic of China and replaced it with the People's Republic of China. It also recognized the PRC as the sole legal authority of China.'' (See China and the United Nations) *1972 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3010, Resolution 3010: Adopted to make the year 1975 International Women's Year. * 1973 **UN General Assembly Resolution 3068, Resolution 3068: International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid adopted and opened for signature, and ratification by Resolution 3068, 30 November 1973, and entered into force on 18 July 1976. *1974 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3275, Resolution 3275: Adopted 1975, International Women's Year, as a period of intensified action with regards to equal rights and recognition of women. **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3314, Resolution 3314: Defined War of aggression, aggression. *1975 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379, Resolution 3379: ''Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination''; revoked by Resolution 46/86. **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3520, Resolution 3520: Adopted the World Plan of Action and related resolutions from the International Women's Year, International Women's Year Conference. *1976 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 31/72, Resolution 31/72: Adopted the 1977 Environmental Modification Convention **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 31/136, Resolution 31/136: Adopted the period from 1976 to 1985 as the United Nations Decade for Women: Equality, Development and Peace. *1978 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3375, Resolution 33/75: Urges the Security Council, especially its permanent members, to take all necessary measures for ensuring UN decisions on the maintenance of international peace and security. United States and Israel were the only no vote. *1979 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 34/37, Resolution 34/37: Deplored Morocco, Moroccan military occupation, occupation of Western Sahara and urged to terminate it. *1981 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 36/3: Admission of Belize to membership in the
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. *1989 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 44/34, Resolution 44/34: The UN Mercenary Convention *1991 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 46/86, Resolution 46/86: revoked Resolution 3379. *1993 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 47/121, Resolution 47/121: condemned ethnic cleansing of the Bosnian Muslims by the Bosnian Serbs as genocide, (fourteen years later the International Court of Justice ruled in the Bosnian Genocide Case of 2007, that ethnic cleansing was not enough in itself to be genocide, but that there must also be intent to kill a substantial part of the targeted group by the perpetrators). **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 48/114, Resolution 48/114: Emergency international assistance to refugees and displaced persons in Azerbaijan. *1998 **Resolution 53/176 on action against corruption and bribery in international commercial transactions, 15 December 1998 *2000 **Resolution 54/205, Prevention of corrupt practices and illegal transfer of funds, 27 January 2000 **Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, Resolution 55/56: Introduced a process to certify the origin of rough diamonds from sources that are blood diamond, conflict-free * 2005 **Resolution 60/7: designated the International Holocaust Remembrance Day *2006 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 60/285, Resolution 60/285: The situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan. ** Resolution 61/106: Adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. *2007 **Resolution 61/295: Establishes the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 61/255, Resolution 61/255: Condemned without any reservation any Holocaust denial, denial of the Holocaust **UN moratorium on the death penalty, Resolution 62/149: Called for a universal Moratorium (law), moratorium on capital punishment with a view to total abolition, and in the meantime, respect for the rights of those on death row. Calls on states which have abolished the death penalty not to reintroduce it. **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 62/167, Resolution 62/167: Expressed serious concern about human rights in North Korea. * 2008 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 62/63, Resolution 62/63: Criminal Accountability of UN Officials and Experts on Mission. **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 62/243, Resolution 62/243: The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. * 2012 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 67/19, Resolution 67/19: Recognizing the State of Palestine as a non-member observer state. * 2014 **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 68/262, Resolution 68/262: Territorial integrity of Ukraine. * 2015 ** Resolution 69/292 - Development of an international legally-binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. **Resolution 70/1 - Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development * 2017 **United Nations General Assembly resolution A/ES-10/L.22, Resolution A/ES-10/L.22: Status of Jerusalem * 2018 **United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/72/191, Resolution A/RES/72/191 "Situation of Human Rights in the Syrian Arab Republic" **United Nations General Assembly Resolution 73/5, Resolution 73/5: State of Palestine, Palestine is granted enhanced privileges in General Assembly work and sessions when it assumes 2019 Group of 77 chair.


See also

*United Nations Security Council resolution


References


External links


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