UN General Assembly
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- India refused to back the UN General Assembly's call for a Humanitarian truce in Gaza.
- The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations (UN).
- It serves as UNGA's main deliberative, policymaking, and representative organ.
- The UNGA is the only UN organ where all member states have equal representation.
- Comprising all Member States, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations.
- The first session of the UN General Assembly was convened on 10 January 1946 in the Methodist Central Hall in London.
- Headquarters: New York.
- The UNGA is responsible for
- the UN budget,
- appointing the non-permanent members to the Security Council,
- appointing the UN secretary-general,
- receiving reports from other parts of the UN system, and
- making recommendations through resolutions.
- The Assembly meets in regular sessions from September to December each year, and thereafter as required.
- It discusses specific issues through dedicated agenda items or sub-items, which lead to the adoption of resolutions.
READ MORE ABOUT UNGA: https://www.iasgyan.in/daily-current-affairs/un-general-assembly
Q. Consider the following statements:
1.The United Nations General Assembly is the only UN organ where all member states have equal representation.
2.The first session of the UN General Assembly was convened on 10 January 1946 in the Methodist Central Hall in London.
3.UNGA has its Headquarters at New York.
How many of the above are incorrect?
A) Only 1
B) Only 2
C) All 3
Answer: D) None