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Any resolution in the Security Council is passed with nine votes. However, the permanent members (U.S., France, U.K., China and Russia) have vetoing power. A negative vote by one of them can stop any resolution on substantive issues

You can see how each permanent member voted in the record of the resolution.

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Please consult the individual organ pages for their numbering systems.
Digital Paper

UNBISnet: Voting Record Search to get voting records for resolutions back to 1983 (38th session). You can search by keyword or resolution symbols. Click on the citation to get the roll call.

Resolutions of the Security Council goes from 1946-1986.

The UN Veto in World Affairs, 1946-1990: a Complete Record and Case Histories of the Security Council's Veto


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