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[Title] UNGA Res.1668 (XVI). Representation of China in the United Nations

[Date] December 15, 1961
[Source] Nihon Gaiko Shuyo Bunsyo Nenpyo (2), p. 396, UNGA OfficialRecords. 16th (90, 91),p.7.
[Full text]


The General Assembly,

Noting that a serious divergence of views exists among Member States conceming the representation of a founder Member who is named in the Charter of the United Nations,

Recalling that this matter has been described repeatedly in the General Assembly by all segments of opinion as vital and crucial and that on numerous occasions its inclusion in the agenda has been requested under rule 1 5 of the Assembly's rules of procedure as an item of an important and urgent character,

Recalling further the recommendation contained in its resolution 396 (V) of 14 December 1950 that, whenever more than one authority claims to be the government entitled to represent a Member State in the United Nations and this question becomes the subject of controversy in the United Nations, the question should be considered in the light of the purposes and principles of the Charter and the circumstances of each case,

Decides, in accordance with Article 18 ofthe Charter of the United Nations, that any proposal to change the representation of China is an important question.

1080th plenary meeting,

15 December 1961.