UN-general assembly

the general assembly of the United Nations

the general assembly of the United Nations (English: United nation general assembly, UNGA) is the plenary assembly of the member states of the United Nations. Each member state has in the general assembly a voice (kind. 18 UN-Charter).

ThoseGeneral assembly examines and approves the budget of the UN (kind. 17 I UN-Charter). To its further tasks the consultation and the acceptance of recommending resolutions belong. The general assembly may not be concerned with practically each question of international importance, so long itat the same time by the security council one treats (kind. 10 UN-Charter).

Contrary to resolutions of the UN security council those are according to international law not binding the UN-general assembly, can have however by the fact political weight that they represent a resolution of a majority of the member states of the UN. That meansbut not that their decisions must remain international-law without effect: The resolutions of the UNGA can contribute under certain conditions to the training of obligatory people customary law.

In order to facilitate the work, the general assembly committee (committees) furnished those to different topics, againWorking groups called up can.

The UN-general assembly is not parliament. This concerns a meeting of instruction-bound, diplomatic officials of the governments of the UN-member states.

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