International particle physics laboratory CERN has become an official observer in the General Assembly of the U.N., the first physical sciences organization to do so. "Through its projects, which bring together scientists from all over the world, CERN also promotes dialogue between nations and has become a model for international cooperation," according to a CERN news release. Though U.N. observers can participate in meetings and procedural votes, as well as sign and endorse resolutions, they cannot vote on resolutions.

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