Q. Consider the following statements regarding UN – General Assembly:
1.It is composed of all member states, each of which has one vote.
2.The Security Council appoints the Secretary General of UN.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C

Explanation: UN-General Assembly is the main deliberative organ and composed of all member states, each of which has one vote.

  • The mandate of UNGA is to discuss, debate, and make recommendations on subjects pertaining to international peace and security, including development, disarmament, human rights, international law, and the peaceful arbitration of disputes between nations.
  • It considers reports from the other four organs of the United Nations, assesses the financial situations of member states, and approves the UN budget, its most concrete role.
  • Sessions- The assembly meets in Regular session (annually from Sep to Dec), Special session and Emergency Special Session (within 24 hours) at the request of UN Security Council or majority of members or one-member state if the majority of states concur.
  • It appoints Secretary General of UN based on the recommendations given by Security Council.