General Assembly Regional Committee - WEOG 1
Western European and Others Group 1
About this Committee
The Western European and Others Group (WEOG) is one of several unofficial regional groups in the United Nations that act as voting blocs and negotiation forums. Almost all members are in Western Europe, but the WEOG is unusual in that geography is not the sole defining factor; Europe is divided between the WEOG and the Eastern European Group, and the WEOG also contains Canada, Australia and New Zealand, which are culturally and politically descended from Western European states but are located far away from them. The group also contains one observer, United States (which cannot vote but can put forward candidates for the General Assembly), and one temporary full member, Israel (on a basis of "permanent renewal of temporary full membership").
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