Why is the Vatican City State not a member of the United Nations?
#53697. Asked by author. (Jan 04 05 1:58 PM)
According to the Vatican website, its special position as a permanent observer arises by its own choice on the grounds that, although it fills the criteria of statehood required for membership, it wishes to remain neutral in political affairs.
Jan 04 05, 2:37 PM
The Holy See chooses to be permanent observers at the United Nations, this site talks about it:
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