- 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?
- The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution for structural reforms to address the root cause of discrimination against the minorities in Myanmar.
- The resolution called on Myanmar to lift restrictions to the access of UN human rights representatives all over the country including in the conflict areas.