Rules of Procedure Unga

The Charter of the United Nations entrusts the General Assembly with the task of electing the Members of the various organs of the United Nations system. The procedure for these elections is set out in ยง 15 of the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly. Among the most important elections for the General Assembly are those of the new President of the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Human Rights Council and the International Court of Justice. Most elections are held annually, with the exception of the election of ICJ judges, which takes place every three years. [18] [19] 6. Requests the Secretary-General to undertake appropriate studies and, at such times as he deems appropriate, to submit appropriate proposals to improve the methods and procedures of the General Assembly and its committees, including proposals to expand the use of mechanical and technical devices; 11 million In March 2005, Secretary-General Kofi Annan submitted a report entitled In Greater Freedom, in which he criticized the General Assembly for placing so much emphasis on consensus that it adopted watered-down resolutions reflecting “the lowest common denominator of very different opinions”. [43] He also criticized the Assembly for trying to address an agenda that was too broad instead of focusing on “the most important substantive issues of the day, such as international migration and the long-debated Comprehensive Convention on Terrorism.” Kofi Annan recommended streamlining the agenda, committee structure and procedures of the General Assembly; strengthen the role and authority of its President; strengthening the role of civil society; and the establishment of a mechanism to review the decisions of its committees in order to minimize unfunded mandates and micromanagement of the United Nations Secretariat. Kofi Annan reminded UN members of their responsibility to implement reforms if they hope to improve the effectiveness of the United Nations. [44] This procedure could apply in particular to conventions submitted to the General Assembly following conferences of all member States convened by the Economic and Social Council in accordance with Article 62(4) of the Charter.

IV. RESOLUTIONS ON THE REPORTS OF THE SIXTH COMMITTEE 362. Methods and procedures of the General Assembly 39. At this juncture, the Special Committee would like to reaffirm the importance of the role of the President of the General Assembly and the Chairmen of the Committees. The proper conduct of proceedings depends essentially on their competence, authority, tact and impartiality, respect for the rights of minorities and majorities and knowledge of the Rules of Procedure. The General Assembly or the Committee is the master of its own work. However, the chairpersons have the special task of guiding the work of these bodies in the best interests of all members. The Special Committee is of the view that such a procedure would be particularly appropriate for certain matters whose essential aspects are already known to Members, such as matters dealt with by the General Assembly at previous sessions which do not require the presence of representatives of third States or the hearing of evidence. 23. Another way to facilitate the work of a special Main Committee would be to consider directly in plenary certain items within the competence of the Main Committee, without prior referral to the Committee. This procedure would also have the great advantage of considerably reducing the duplication of debates.

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA or GA; English: General Assembly, GA) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations (UN) and serves as the principal advisory, political and representative organ of the United Nations. Its powers, composition, functions and procedures are set forth in Chapter IV of the Charter of the United Nations. The General Assembly of the United Nations is responsible for the budget of the United Nations, appoints the non-permanent members of the Security Council, appoints the Secretary-General of the United Nations, receives reports from other parts of the United Nations system and makes recommendations in the form of resolutions. [1] It also establishes numerous subsidiary bodies to advance or support its broad mandate. [2] The UN General Assembly is the only UN body in which all member states are equally represented. 2. approves the amendments and additions to its rules of procedure contained in annex I to the present resolution; The Special Committee notes with satisfaction that the Secretariat, chaired by the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General, holds daily meetings of the Secretaries of the Committee to discuss in depth the daily procedural issues of the General Assembly and the committees. In addition, the Special Committee stresses the importance of having legal adviser to the Secretariat at meetings, as in the past, to provide the chairpersons or the Committee with the advice they need to conduct their work and interpret the rules of procedure. The Main Committees are numbered from 1 to 6:[36] 3.

Decides that these amendments and additions shall enter into force on 1 January 1950; Without prejudice to any initiative taken by Member States in this respect, 22. In the past, some Main Committees were awarded more items that required longer consideration than others. This applies in particular to the First Committee. The Special Committee noted, however, that during the third session of the General Assembly the principle contained in rule 89 that “items relating to the same category of subjects shall be allocated to the Commission or commissions dealing with that category of items” had been waived. The regular session is divided into two different periods, the main part and the resumed part. During the main part of the session, which lasts from the opening of the session until the Christmas holidays in December, most of the work of the assembly is carried out.