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Emergency Special Sessions

Under the resolution 377A(V), "Uniting for peace", adopted by the General Assembly on 3 November 1950, an "emergency special session" can be convened within 24 hours:

"Resolves that if the Security Council, because of lack of unanimity of the permanent members, fails to exercise its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security in any case where there appears to be a threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of aggression, the General Assembly shall consider the matter immediately with a view to making appropriate recommendations to Members for collective measures, including in the case of a breach of the peace or act of aggression the use of armed force when necessary, to maintain or restore international peace and security. If not in session at the time, the General Assembly may meet in emergency special session within twenty-four hours of the request therefor. Such emergency special session shall be called if requested by the Security Council on the vote of any seven members, or by a majority of the Members of the United Nations".

  • 7th Session - Question of Palestine [Convened by Senegal on 22-29 July 1980; 20-28 April 1982; 25-26 June 1982; 16-19 August 1982 and 24 September 1982]
  • 6th Session - The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security [Convened by the Security Council on 10-14 January 1980]
  • 5th Session - Middle East [Convened by the Security Council on 17-18 June 1967]
    • Resolutions
    • Records of meetings [A/PV.1525 to A/PV.1559]
  • 4th Session - Question of Congo [Convened by the Security Council on 17-19 September 1960]
    • Resolutions
    • Records of meetings [A/PV.858 to A/PV.863]
  • 3rd Session - Middle East [Convened by the Security Council on 8-21 August 1958]
    • Resolutions
    • Records of meetings [A/PV.732 to A/PV.746]
  • 2nd Session - Hungary [Convened by the Security Council on 4-10 November 1956]
    • Resolutions
    • Records of meetings [A/PV.564 to A/PV.573]
  • 1st Session - Middle East [Convened by the Security Council on 1-10 November 1956]
    • Resolutions
    • Records of meetings [A/PV.561 to A/PV.572]

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