Voting may happen in any UN principal organ or body.
In general, voting takes place:
Types of Vote
Votes may be:
Related Research Guides
Voting information is available in several different places, depending on the body, its documentation, and its practices.
For each body listed below, we have highlighted the type of document and the research resources where voting information may be found.
Another useful resource for historic research is the UN Yearbook.
Finding information about draft decisions or resolutions not adopted can be very challenging.
Information for adopted resolutions of the General Assembly and Security Council may be found in the Voting Data collection of the UN Digital Library.
In the Security Council a draft does not pass:
If the topic, date and body is known, this will help narrow the search. The meeting record of the meeting at which the vote was held will have the vote, even if the draft was not adopted.
In the Digital Library, search for "draft resolution was not adopted".
Secondary sources, the UN Yearbook, the Repertory of Practice, the Repertoire of Practice of the Security Council and the Index to Proceedings may also be of help.