Rules of procedure

VIII. Languages

Official and working languages: Rule 51 | Interpretation: Rule 52 | Interpretation: Rule 53 | Languages of verbatim and summary records: Rule 54 | Languages of the Journal of the United Nations: Rule 55 | Languages of resolutions and other documents: Rule 56 | Publications in languages other than the languages of the General Assembly: Rule 57

 

Official and working languages

Rule 51 PDF

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish shall be both the official and the working languages of the General Assembly, its committees and its subcommittees. [See introduction paras. 5, 27, 28, 34 and 40 PDF]

Interpretation

Rule 52 PDF

Speeches made in any of the six languages of the General Assembly shall be interpreted into the other five languages. [See introduction paras. 5, 27, 28, 34 and 40 PDF]

Rule 53 PDF

Any representative may make a speech in a language other than the languages of the General Assembly. In this case, he shall himself provide for interpretation into one of the languages of the General Assembly or of the committee concerned. Interpretation into the other languages of the General Assembly or of the committee concerned by the interpreters of the Secretariat may be based on the interpretation given in the first such language. [See introduction paras. 5, 27, 28, 34 and 40 PDF]

Languages of verbatim and summary records

Rule 54 PDF

Verbatim or summary records shall be drawn up as soon as possible in the languages of the General Assembly. [See introduction paras. 5, 27, 28, 34 and 40 PDF]

Languages of the Journal of the United Nations

Rule 55 PDF

During the sessions of the General Assembly, the Journal of the United Nations shall be published in the languages of the Assembly. [See introduction paras. 5, 27, 28, 34 and 40 PDF]

Languages of resolutions and other documents

Rule 56 PDF

All resolutions and other documents shall be published in the languages of the General Assembly. [See introduction paras. 5, 27, 28, 34 and 40 PDF]

Publications in languages other than the languages of the General Assembly

Rule 57 PDF

Documents of the General Assembly, its committees and its subcommittees shall, if the Assembly so decides, be published in any language other than the languages of the Assembly or of the committee concerned. [See introduction paras. 5, 27, 28, 34 and 40 PDF]

 

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