The usage context is international law.
Editing of resolutions at the United Nations
Structure of resolutions
Resolutions are essentially one long sentence. There are normally
three elements in a resolution: the name of the organ, the preamble
and the operative part.
- Preambular paragraphs are not numbered. They serve to present the background to the action part of the resolution. Preambular
paragraphs must begin with a verb in the form of a present, past or
perfect participle or an adjective in italics. Examples of the types
of verbs and adjectives used in preambular paragraphs are provided in
See the "Annex" for lists of "Common preambular verbs and adjectives" and "Common operative verbs".
The construction of words in law begins with the plain meaning of the words. In general, see THE REHNQUIST COURT'S CANONS OF
STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION. Only if there is ambiguity as to the meaning of a term should an ordinary or legal dictionary be consulted; along with legislative committee notes; etc.
The goal of construction is to determine the intent of the drafters of the document, not to insert meaning or purpose not found in the original document.
The linked document is relatively clear in language and purpose. One should not attempt to glean a legal meaning from ordinary words in the document which can be clearly defined.
If, however, the question is to the meaning of a term of art, examination of that term or combination of terms does require very careful consideration; for example, one legal term of art which can have different meaning depending on how interpreted is "notwithstanding" see What happens when two conflicting laws both say “notwithstanding any other provision of law…”?.
Some of the words used in the cited document are not necessarily strictly legal terms, for example "Urges" and "Stress" are used to convey the "urging" of an action and to "stress" the point of the body which issued the resolution. "Calls upon" and "Remaining deeply concerned" are expressions used in various public settings, not only international law.
Legal Definition of reaffirm
1 : to affirm again 2 : to agree to
the payment of (a dischargeable debt) with a creditor prior to the
discharge of debts in bankruptcy
Legal Definition of condemn 1 : to impose a penalty on; especially :
to sentence to death 2 : to adjudge unfit for use or consumption 3 :
to declare convertible to public use under the right of eminent domain
Legal Definition of express : directly and distinctly stated or
expressed rather than implied or left to inference — compare
Definition of stress 1 : constraining force or influence: such as
a : a force exerted when one body or body part presses on, pulls on,
pushes against, or tends to compress or twist another body or body
part; especially : the intensity of this mutual force commonly
expressed in pounds per square inch b : the deformation caused in a
body by such a force c : a physical, chemical, or emotional factor
that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease
causation d : a state resulting from a stress; especially : one of
bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter an
existent equilibrium job-related stress e : strain, pressure 2
: emphasis, weight 3 archaic : intense effort or
exertion 4 : intensity of utterance given to a speech sound, syllable,
or word producing relative loudness 5 a : relative force or prominence
of sound in verse b : a syllable having relative force or prominence 6
: accent 5a
1 : require, oblige 2 : to make a demand on : depend on
Definition of urge
1 : to present,
advocate, or demand earnestly or pressingly 2 : to undertake
the accomplishment of with energy, swiftness, or enthusiasm 3 a : solicit, entreat b : to serve as
a motive or reason for 4 : to force or impel
in an indicated direction or into motion or greater speed 5 : stimulate, provoke
verb : to declare,
advance, or press earnestly a statement, argument, charge, or claim
Definition of concerned 1 a : anxious, worried b :
interested 2 a : interestedly engaged b : culpably involved
If the question is when to use which verb or term, that is an art.