United Nations General Assembly
For two articles dealing with membership in the General Assembly, see:
  • General Assembly members
  • General Assembly observers
    United Nations General Assembly observers
    In addition to the current 193 member states, the United Nations welcomes many international organizations, entities, and non-member states as observers. Observer status is granted by a United Nations General Assembly resolution...

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA/GA) is one of the five principal organs of the United Nations
United Nations System
The United Nations system consists of the United Nations, its subsidiary organs , the specialized agencies, and affiliated organizations...

 and the only one in which all member nations have equal representation. Its powers are to oversee the budget of the United Nations
United Nations
The United Nations is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace...

, appoint the non-permanent members to the Security Council
United Nations Security Council
The United Nations Security Council is one of the principal organs of the United Nations and is charged with the maintenance of international peace and security. Its powers, outlined in the United Nations Charter, include the establishment of peacekeeping operations, the establishment of...

, receive reports from other parts of the United Nations and make recommendations in the form of General Assembly Resolutions
United Nations General Assembly Resolution
A United Nations General Assembly Resolution is voted on by all member states of the United Nations in the General Assembly.General Assembly resolutions usually require a simple majority to pass...