Vanderbilt Law Review


Erle Cocke Jr.

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The work of the Assembly is hindered by its tedious parliamentary procedures. Its procedures should be expedited. A thorough review of these procedures and practices has been had only twice. Consideration of the procedures of the Main Committees where most of the work is done has not been had since the Fourth Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The laggard work of the Assembly increases the cost, places a great burden on the Foreign Offices of member Nations, and hinders the Assembly's efficiently discharging its functions. These functions have grown far beyond those originally intended, and the membership of the General Assembly in the foreseeable future will probably increase to 100 members, thus causing further delay.