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From the UN

As the General Assembly today adopted its annual resolution to end the United States‑led embargo against Cuba ...

From Wikipedia

The UN General Assembly has, since 1992, passed a resolution every year condemning the ongoing impact of the embargo and declaring it in violation of the Charter of the United Nations and of international law.

And from Reuters in 2014

The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly for the 23rd time to condemn the decades-long U.S. economic embargo against Cuba, with many nations praising the island state for its response in fighting the deadly Ebola virus that is ravaging West Africa.

  1. Nowadays, how much time is spent within the UN debating and discussing these annual resolutions?

  2. What are some other UN traditions?

  • Well, for one I'm about to go to sleep. Second, I wouldn't actually know without researching it. And third, I'm fairly certain @Fizz or some other regular user will know this off the top of their head. – Denis de Bernardy Apr 24 at 20:33
  • Yeah. But keep in mind that many of those votes on resolutions are political statement related. (And I suspect this is actually the answer to your question.) Many resolutions don't get voted on at all because there's going to be an obvious veto. Those that do regardless are about making a political statement on the world scene. – Denis de Bernardy Apr 24 at 20:36
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    To paraphrase Laurent Fabius: the answer seems to be in your question. (In his case, for context, the question was something to the effect of: is there any point in 1c euro coins when everyone is going to round up to the nearest 5c euro, leading to inflation?) – Denis de Bernardy Apr 24 at 20:42
  • A Resolution is an expression of opinion from the members in each of the councils (there are several). Although these are non-binding there are often very practical consequences. Sometimes it ends up in a UN Peacekeeping mission (Security Council) or funding for a given region for social development (ECOSOC). But some resolutions are often done to apply pressure. International public perception frequently leads to internal and external reactions, which can either boost or hinder national and foreign policy, increase or decrease foreign investment, etc. – armatita Apr 26 at 14:03

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