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UN General Assembly Reports on Social Development

Established in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations, the General Assembly occupies a central position as the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. Comprising all 192 Members of the United Nations, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter. It also plays a significant role in the process of standard-setting and the codification of international law. The Assembly meets in regular session intensively from September to December each year, and thereafter as required.

Each country has one vote.  Some Member States in arrear of payment may be granted the right to vote.  See the list of countries in arrears in the payment of their financial contributions.

The UNGA has established a number of Councils, Working Groups, Boards, etc. for the performance of its functions.  See the list of Subsidiary Organs.

The General Assembly has adopted its own rules of procedure and elects its President for each session.

DSPD's work falls under The following main committees of the GA:

1. Second Committee (Economic and Financial Committee)
2. Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee)

For more information about the work of the GA, please visit: http://www.un.org/en/ga/