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United Nations General Assembly Elective Office Holding, 1946-1971 (ICPSR 5511)

Principal Investigator(s): Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research


This data collection contains a record of elective office holding experience of 127 nations in the United Nations General Assembly, as well as their occupancy of non-permanent, elective seats on the Security, Economic and Social, and Trusteeship Councils, in the period 1946-1971. For each of the first 26 sessions of the General Assembly, data are provided for country name, type of seat held by each national representative for the regular sessions, committee sessions, and the Trusteeship Council sessions, the number of committee chairpersons, rapporteurs, and vice-chairpersons from each nation, and the beginning and ending dates of the 26 sessions. The council membership variables were coded for periods comparable to the General Assembly sessions.

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Study Description


Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIVE OFFICE HOLDING, 1946-1971. ICPSR05511-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 2001. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05511.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05511.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    administration, elective office, international organizations, organizational behavior, organizational structure, United Nations

Geographic Coverage:    Global

Time Period:   

  • 1946--1971

Universe:    A total of 127 member nations of the United Nations in the period 1946-1971.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data, and administrative records data

Data Collection Notes:

The data map is provided as an ASCII text file, and the codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


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Original ICPSR Release:   1984-07-02

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