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This principle of consensus has been applied for 18 years. In December 2007, only the United States voted in the General Assembly against the adoption of the budget resolution, thus breaking this principle. This move might complicate future work (cf. Swart 2008). ”, the current version being adopted by the General Assembly with resolution 53/207 of 18 December 1998 and issued in a Bulletin of the Secretary-General of 19 April 2000 (United Nations 2000, UN Doc. ST/SGB/2000/8). The “Regulations” provide the legislative directives governing respectively the planning, programming, monitoring and evaluation of the budgeting and the implementation of the budget.

Org; cf. org. the UN, is part of the Charter. 27 Charter of the UN The creators of the UN have endowed the founding treaty and constitutional document with great durability. While the Charter can be altered or revised on the base of Article 108 or Article 109, these changes or revisions to the Charter, however, in principle require a twothirds vote of the members of the → General Assembly, and need to be ratified afterwards by two thirds of the UN members, including all permanent members of the → Security Council in accordance with their constitutional law.

A/63/514) in October 2008: “The financial position of the United Nations remains fragile ... : Global Policy Forum/Friedrich-Ebert Foundation: The Challenges of UN Finance. : Finanzierung. In: Volger, H. /Daws, S. : Why Was the UN Budget Approved by Vote and not by Consensus? UN Reform Watch No. 30, 29 January 2008, published by the Center for UN Reform Education, www. centerforunreform. org; United Nations Association of the USA: Crisis and Reform in United Nations Financing, New York 1997; United Nations: 24 Regulations and Rules Governing Programme Planning, the Programme Aspects of the Budget, the Monitoring of Implementation and the Methods of Evaluation.

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