About the General Assembly

Functions and powers

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.

The Assembly has adopted its own rules of procedure and elects its President and 21 Vice-Presidents for each session.

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Practical arrangements

The Delegates Handbook, revised and issued each year at the beginning of the new session of the General Assembly, is applicable throughout the session.

The Protocol and Liaison Service website provides information and forms for registration, accreditation and pass issuance or renewal for Member States.

 

Observers

List of non-member States, entities and organizations [/A/INF/75/3/Rev.1] having received a standing invitation to participate as observers in the 75th session of the General Assembly.

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