The General Assembly is the main deliberative body of the UN. As opposed to the Security Council, which is exclusive and grants unique veto rights to five nations, all 192 UN member nations have membership and equal voting rights in the General Assembly.
The General Assembly approves the admission of new UN members and elects members to other UN organs. Over the years, it has become the primary platform for the dialogue between developed and developing states. Among its duties are:
• Reviewing reports from the Security Council and the Economic and Social Council;
• Making recommendations on international political cooperation;
• Developing and systematizing international collaboration in economic, social, cultural, educational, and health fields;
• Counseling and encouraging peaceful settlement of hostile situations amongst nations; and
• Appointing the Secretary-General in conjunction with the Security Council and electing non-permanent members of the Security Council, judges of the International Court of Justice, and members of the Economic and Social Council.
Membership and Sessions
In year 2008, sitting in the auditorium of DPS. R.K. Puram we had a vision, a dream. We dreamt of a conference that would be hosted by us – a Goenkan MUN. We put our heads together to make it happen. But how? So we shared our dream with Mr. D.M. Sharma, Principal and Mrs. S. Kumar, Vice-Principal – that’s where it all began. And soon our dream began to turn into something tangible.
G.D.GOENKA INTERNATIONAL Model United Nations ’14 was a conference similar to the United Nations in which students participated as delegates to various UN Committees. Participants research and formulate political positions based on the actual policies of the countries they represent.