U.N. General Assembly Meetings Held Outside New York

The decision taken by the United Nations General Assembly on December 2, 1988 “to consider the question of Palestine… in plenary, at the United Nations Office at Geneva during the period from December 13-15, 1988” has raised some questions regarding the procedural requirements that have to be fulfilled for General Assembly meetings to be held away from U.N. Headquarters in New York. For a better understanding of the issues involved, it would seem appropriate to summarize briefly the background and developments that led to the General Assembly’s decision.