- United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the UN.
- It is one of the six principal organs which make up the UN.
- All 193 Member States of the UN are represented in the General Assembly, making it the only UN body with universal representation.
- The annual session is attended by world leaders to discuss and debate the world’s most important global issues and how to address them.
- Each country has one vote.
- Decisions on important questions, such as those on peace and security, admission of new members and budgetary matters, require a two-thirds majority. Decisions on other questions are by simple majority.
Why in News?
- On the eve of the one-year mark of the ongoing war in Ukraine, the UN General Assembly resumed its eleventh emergency special session to consider a new draft resolution aimed at restoring peace.