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 are represented in this unique forum to discuss and work together on a wide array of international issues covered by the UN Charter.

The circular shape of the hall's rotunda is echoed by the United Nations seal over the podium and below it, the speakers' rostrum. Striated walls angling upward from the second story are punctuated by both an electronic vote tabulation board flanking the seal and by two tiers of glass windows enclosing television, photo and interpreters' booths.

The blue, green and gold General Assembly Hall - 165 feet long by 115 feet wide, with a 75- foot ceiling - occupies the second, third and fourth floors. Representatives of Member States sit behind tables facing a raised speaker's rostrum and podium. The Assembly Hall accommodates 193 delegations. Each delegation has six seats - three at the tables for full delegates and three behind them for their alternates.