Decision-Making in Conference Diplomacy: A General View
Some conferences are not intended to arrive at decisions. They do not go beyond general debate or the exchange of information. Most intergovernmental conferences, however, end with some sort of conclusions or decisions. The procedure by which decisions are taken and the form in which they are cast differ from conference to conference, depending on the objective of the conference, its rules of procedure and traditional practices which may have been formed over the years.
KeywordsSecurity Council Weighted Vote Agenda Item Electronic Vote Secret Ballot
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Suggestions for Further Reading
- Jenks, C.W., ‘Unanimity, the Veto, Weighted Voting, Special and Simple Majorities and Consensus as Modes of Decision in International Organizations’, in Cambridge Essays in International Law: Essays in Honour of Lord McNair (London: Stevens & Sons, 1965).Google Scholar
- Jessup, Philip C., ‘Parliamentary Diplomacy, An Examination of the Legal Quality of the Rules of Procedure of Organs of the United Nations’, in Recueil des Cours de l’Académie de Droit International (The Hague, 1965).Google Scholar