United Nations Security Council Resolution 720

United Nations Security Council resolution 720, adopted unanimously at a closed meeting on 21 November 1991, having considered the question of the recommendation for the appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Council recommended to the General Assembly that Mr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali be appointed for a term of office from 1 January 1992, to 31 December 1996.

UN Security Council
Resolution 720
Boutros-Boutros Ghali
Date21 November 1991
Meeting no.3,017
CodeS/RES/720 (Document)
SubjectRecommendation regarding the appointment of the Secretary-General
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members
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On 3 December 1991, the General Assembly endorsed the Security Council's decision, and appointed Boutros-Ghali under Resolution 46/21.[1]

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  1. ^ United Nations (1992). Yearbook of the United Nations 1991, Volume 45. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. p. 98. ISBN 978-0-7923-1970-2.

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