The Veto and the Charter - Yale Law School Legal Scholarship
... 8. The Soviet Union directed a cablegram to the Secretary-General of the United
Nations on June 29, 1950, concerning the Council resolution of June 27. The cablegram
declared that one vote had been cast by the "Kuomintang representative" of China and
charged that "the above resolution was passed in ...
UNITED NATIONS-OBJECTIVES AND PRINCIPLES
... Article-62 to Article-65 of the U.N Charter which are following:1. main function is to conduct studies and prepare report regarding international
economic, social, cultural, educational and health matters.
2.It prepares its report before the General Assembly regarding the subjects
which come under i ...
United Nations Security Council veto power
The United Nations Security Council ""power of veto"" refers to the veto power wielded solely by the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and United States), enabling them to prevent the adoption of any ""substantive"" resolution, as well as decide which issues fall under ""substantive"" title. This de-facto control over the UN Security Council by the five governments is seen by critics, since its creation in 1945, as the most undemocratic character of the UN. Critics also note the veto power as a main cause for most international inaction on war crimes and crimes against humanity. The veto does not apply to procedural votes, which is significant in that the Security Council's permanent membership can vote against a ""procedural"" draft resolution, without necessarily blocking its adoption by the Council.The veto is exercised when any permanent member—the so-called ""P5""—casts a ""negative"" vote on a ""substantive"" draft resolution. Abstention or absence from the vote by a permanent member does not prevent a draft resolution from being adopted.