Revitalization of the General Assembly

On revitalization of the General Assembly, the 2005 Outcome Document reaffirmed the central position of the General Assembly as the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations, as well as the role of the Assembly in the process of standard-setting and the codification of international law. Over the course of the last 16 years, measures have been adopted by the General Assembly with a view to strengthening its role and authority and the role and leadership of the President of the Assembly. An ad hoc working group on the revitalization of the General Assembly is to be established during the 62nd session to evaluate and assess the status of implementation of relevant resolutions, to identify ways to further enhance the role, authority, effectiveness and efficiency of the Assembly, inter alia, by building on previous resolutions, and to submit a report thereon to the Assembly.