A resolution by which the Senate, if supported by two-thirds, formally gives its advice and approval of a treaty, thus authorizing the president to continue ratifying the treaty. A temporary appointment of a person during a Senate break to a position in a federal government where such an appointment generally requires the advice and approval of the Senate. In parliamentary procedure, unanimous approval, also known as general approval, or, in the case of Westminster parliaments, exit (or exit from the Senate), is a situation in which no member present opposes a proposal. In non-legislative advisory bodies that operate under Robert`s regulatory rules, unanimous approval is often used to expedite the consideration of uncontested applications.    It is sometimes used simply as a time-saving device, especially at the end of the session. Unanimous agreement can sometimes be expected when the president feels that no one would object if he formally requested it.  For example, if it is obvious that the members of an assembly are listening to a speaker who has exceeded the deadlines of the debate but is about to end, the Chair may authorize the speaker to continue without interruption.  Some rights can only be abandoned unanimously. For example, in disciplinary proceedings, only one member may require that the vote on the imposition of a sanction be taken by vote.  Unanimous approval can be used as part of a consensus process.
Unanimous approval does not necessarily mean unanimous agreement in this process (see consensus decision § Agreement vs. . . .