Where are General Assembly decisions published?
Last Updated: May 09, 2018     Views: 746

Unlike resolutions, General Assembly decisions are not published individually and have no document symbol assigned to them.

General Assembly decisions are published in the sessional cumulation of resolutions and decisions.

The decision number indicates the session during which the decision was adopted:

  • decision 50/411 was adopted during the 50th session of the General Assembly.

If you do not have the decision number, search by keyword in UNBISnet. Limit your research by Type of Material B01-resolutions and decisions. The record indicates the symbol and page of the document containing the text of the decision. 

Search UNBISnet or the ODS for the symbol of the document that contains the decision of interest.

The compilation of resolutions and decisions for each regular session is published in several volumes. Use the check list at the end of each volume to locate the decision within the compilation. For instance, decision 50/411 can be found in A/50/49, volume 1, page 335.

screenshot of the check list.

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