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UN Policy, German Democratic Republic

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The German Democratic Republic (GDR) was a member of the United Nations from 18 September 1973 to 2 October 1990. The GDR was admitted by the General Assembly on the recommendation of the Security Council under Chapter II, Article 4 of the Charter of the United Nations (Charter of the UN), without restrictions being placed on its newly gained membership. The policy concept of the GDR, similar to the then-current Soviet approach, saw the UN both as an international tribune and as a door to wide-ranging opportunities for scientific, technological and cultural exchanges which the multilateral Organization would offer. The GDR Government decided to discontinue the countrys membership of the UN and the related intergovernmental agencies as from 3 October 1990.

Keywords: General Assembly; German Democratic Republic (GDR); Security Council; United Nations

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