77. Variations on traditional methods of treaty-making.

Any attempt to categorise the means whereby a state may become party to a treaty can be a source of confusion. The Charter of the United Nations1, for instance, provides that states other than the original members seeking admission must 'accept the obligations contained in' that instrument, and their admission is subject inter alia to a vote of two-thirds of the members of the United Nations General Assembly present and voting upon a recommendation of the Security Council