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The Security Council is composed of permanent members, the so-called five Great Powers, and non-permanent members, elected periodically by the General Assembly. The voting procedure in the Security Council is outlined in Article 27, which reproduces the Yalta formula and confirms the veto power enjoyed by permanent members. &t;Veto power&t; are the words commonly used with regard to the provision of Article 27, which provides that decisions on non-procedural matters shall be made by an affirmative vote of nine members, including all the permanent members. The organs created by the Assembly in the field of economic co-operation and development, together with the organs created by the Economic and Social Council, have very often acted without specific coordination and in the end have resulted in a waste of energy and funds not unlike an over-bureaucratized State administration.

Keywords: General Assembly; organs; Security Council



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