General Assembly of the United Nations

Rules of procedure

Explanatory Note

Rules 49, 82, 83, 85, 144, 146 and 161, which reproduce textually provisions of the Charter, are provided with a footnote.

A footnote has also been added to other rules which, while based directly on provisions of the Charter, do not reproduce those provisions textually.

Figures indicated between square brackets in sections dealing with rules for plenary meetings refer to identical or corresponding rules for committee meetings, and vice versa.

Attention is drawn to rule 162, which provides that the italicized headings of the rules, which were inserted for reference purposes only, shall be disregarded in the interpretation of the rules.

Any reference in the rules of procedure to a male person shall be deemed also to constitute a reference to a female person, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

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