HC Deb 22 February 1988 vol 128 cc23-4W
Mr. Hood

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in what circumstances resolutions passed by the General Assembly of the United Nations are not binding on member states.

Mr. Eggar

Generally the power of the General Assembly is limited to making recommendations. In certain specific cases, however, it is authorised by the United Nations charter to make decisions binding on the member states—for example, approval of the budget (under article 17) and admission of new members (under article 18).

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