The G.A. has become many countries’ principal diplomatic connection with the global community. All members of the assembly have the opportunity to voice their concerns, convey their opinions, and directly participate in global decision-making. But the G.A. itself negotiates a difficult role. While the body brings together the countries of the world for debate and compromise, its every action is dictated by respect for national sovereignty- the right of each country to manage its own affairs without outside influence.
The General Assembly is empowered to consider any topic within the scope of the United Nations’ work, except for issues of peace and security that are being debated by the Security Council. The G.A. can initiate studies on international issues, recommend action from member states and U.N. bodies, and develop and codify international law.
The General Assembly cannot require nations to take action, nor can it issue sanctions or military responses. Decisions on most issues before the Assembly require a simple majority to pass.
- Nuclear Non-Proliferation
- Assessing the Social Impact of the Global Financial Crisis
- Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
Assessing the Social Impact of the Global Financial Crisis
Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
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