Observer status

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The observer status describes the status of a person , belonging to a committee or an organ only as an observer . This learns what the committee decides and can also argue. However, she has no decision-making powers.

For example, Germany and France have sent delegates to the other cabinet who have observer status.

Observer status at the United Nations

The Holy See and Palestine currently have observer status as non-member states at the United Nations , which allows them to participate as observers in the work of the General Assembly and to have a permanent observer mission at UN headquarters . Palestine's status was upgraded from an observing entity to an observing non-member state on November 29, 2012 .

From 1946, shortly after the founding of the United Nations on October 24, 1945, until its accession on September 10, 2002, Switzerland had observer status at the same.

The Sovereign Order of Malta , as an original non-state subject of international law, has had the status of a permanent observer at the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City since August 24, 1994 .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Executive Office of the Secretary-General Protocol and Liaison Service (Ed.): Permanent Missions to the United Nations . No. 298 . United Nations, New York March 2008 ( ).
  2. Andreas Zumach: A state with new rights. In: taz, the daily newspaper. Verlagsgenossenschaft eG, November 30, 2012, accessed on December 1, 2012 .
  3. About Permenant Observers. In: United Nations, accessed December 1, 2012 .
  4. Switzerland and the UN. (No longer available online.) In: - Swiss portal for the federal government, cantons and municipalities. Federal Chancellery, e-Government Section, archived from the original on May 17, 2012 ; accessed on December 1, 2012 (Swiss Standard German). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  5. UN document title = Observer status for the Sovereign Military Order of Malta in the General Assembly (PDF; 10 kB)