What is the Uniting for peace resolution?
Last Updated: Apr 26, 2018     Views: 10783

General Assembly resolution 377(V) is known as the Uniting for peace resolution. Adopted in 1950, the resolution resolves that if the Security Council, because of lack of unanimity of the permanent members, fails to exercise its primary responsibility to act as required to maintain international peace and security..., the General Assembly shall consider the matter immediately with the view to making recommendations to Members...in order to restore international peace and security. If not in session, the General Assembly may meet using the mechanism of the emergency special session.

To date, 10 emergency special sessions have been convened.

Additional information about the resolution, including its procedural history is available through the Audiovisual Library of International Law.

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