United Nations, General Assembly
- International organizations, practice and procedure
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 The General Assembly (‘GA’) is one of the principal organs of the United Nations (UN) enumerated in Art. 7 (1) UN Charter. The fact that it takes pride of place on the list and that its functions and powers are set out in Chapter IV UN Charter, before all the other principal organs, is no coincidence. Under Art. 9 (1) UN Charter, every Member State has a seat and a vote in the GA, whereas all the other principal organs composed of States have only a limited circle of membership. The GA thus occupies a central position as a universal conference within the...