United Nations Collection of Princeton University Library
United Nations Depository Library No. 007

Voting Patterns in the United Nations:

A Highly Selective Listing

Early Analysis of Voting Patterns
Published by the Dundas , Ontario : Peace Research Institute, 1975-1983.

Affinities of nations : tables of Pearson correlations coefficients of U.N. General Assembly roll-call votes : 1946-1973 and 1974-1977. / Hanna Newcombe, Terry Mahoney and Hanna Newcombe, James Wert.
Held at Princeton : (UN). JX1977.8.V6 N483

Alternative pasts : U.N. roll-call votes under weighted voting, 1946-1973. / Hanna Newcombe, Terry Mahoney.
Held at Princeton (UN) JX1977.8.V6N48

Nations in groups: typal analyses of roll-call votes in the U.N. General Assembly. 1946-1973 and 1974-1977. / Hanna Newcombe, John Allett
Held at Princeton : (UN). JX1977.8.V6 N48 1981

Nations on record : United Nations General Assembly roll-call votes. 1946-1973 and 1974-1977. / Lynn Schopen [et al.]. and Hanna Newcombe.
Held at Princeton : (UN).JX1977.8.V6 N38

Voting Practices in the United Nations
Analysis by the U.S. Department of State

Voting alliances in the United Nations are of keen interest to many who deal with the function of the world body from either a scholarly or a policy perspective. Since 1983, as required by U.S. law from that time forward, the United States Department of State has issued an annual publication which reports that agency's perspective on recorded votes in the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council. Since the Department of State is closely allied with the administration it serves, when an administration changes, State Department documents can become difficult to locate even when they remain available in electronic format. The listing below privides links for all years we have been able to determine that electronic access is available.

For paper copies of these materials, held in many libraries for 1985 until 2006, see the main catalog of the library, or the Documents section if such materials are held separately. Years for 2007 and following are only distributed in electronic format. Cataloging data is as follows:

Report to Congress on voting practices in the United Nations / United States Department of State. Washington, D.C.: The Department, 1983-1991.
Annual Publication.
Princeton holds in paper: (DOCS) S1.1/8 and (UN) JX1977.8.V6R46

Voting practices in the United Nations: report to Congress submitted pursuant to Public Law 101-167 / United States Department of State.
Washington, D.C.: The Department, 1992 - present
Annual Publication
Princeton holds all which were issued in paper (UN) JX1977.8.V6R46 1992-2006

Related annual titles from the U.S. State Department, published for many years, follow a like pattern of earlier paper volumes, and later also electronic, and finally electornic only. These include

  • U.S. Contributions to the United Nations System
  • United States Participation in the United Nations

Voting Practices in the United Nations - Electronic Access

2009 is 27th Annual, and is published in March of 2010.

Electronic Copies are found as follows:

Volumes for 1997-2009 on the State Department aite, latest issues at

Some additional years back to 1983 are also available electronically as listed below.

By individual years:

2009 http://www.state.gov/p/io/rls/rpt/c36010.htm

2008 http://www.state.gov/p/io/rls/rpt/c29990.htm

2007 http://www.state.gov/p/io/rls/rpt/c25867.htm

2006 http://www.state.gov/p/io/rls/rpt/c21928.htm

2005 http://www.state.gov/p/io/rls/rpt/c17894.htm

2004 http://www.state.gov/p/io/rls/rpt/c14622.htm

2003 http://www.state.gov/p/io/rls/rpt/2003/c12061.htm

2002 http://www.state.gov/p/io/rls/rpt/2002/vtg/

2001 http://www.state.gov/p/io/rls/rpt/2001/vtg/

2000 http://www.state.gov/p/io/rls/rpt/2000/vtg/

1999 http://www.state.gov/www/issues/voting_pracs_99/index.html

1998 http://www.state.gov/www/issues/voting_pracs_98/index.html

1997 http://www.state.gov/www/issues/un.pdf

1996 Not Available Electronically.

1995 Not Available Electronically

1994 http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/intlorg/UN_voting/

1993 Not Available Electronically

1992 Not Available Electronically

1991 Not Available Electronically

1990 Not Available Electronically

1989 Not Available Electronically

1988 http://www.princeton.edu/~sbwhite/un/VPr1988.html

1987 Not Available Electronically

1986 Not Available Electronically

1985 http://www.princeton.edu/~sbwhite/un/VPr1985.html

1984 Not Available Electronically

1983 http://www.princeton.edu/~sbwhite/un/VPr1983.html


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