Wide view of the General Assembly Hall. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

About the General Assembly

The General Assembly is one of the six main organs of the United Nations, the only one in which all Member States have equal representation: one nation, one vote. All 193 Member States of the United Nations (see map PDF) are represented in this unique forum to discuss and work together on a wide array of international issues covered by the UN Charter, such as development, peace and security, international law, etc. In September, all the Members meet in the General Assembly Hall in New York for the annual General Assembly session.

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73rd session

The 73rd session opens on 18 September 2018, and is presided by Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, of Ecuador.

Mali was selected to occupy the first seat in the General Assembly Hall during the 73rd session, to be followed in English alphabetical order by all the other countries.

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