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United Nations General Assembly: Principal organ of the United Nations
The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations (UN), the only one in which all member nations have equal representation, and the main deliberative, policy-making, and representative organ of the UN. Its powers are to oversee the budget of the UN, appoint the non-permanent members to the Security Council, appoint the Secretary-General of the United Nations, receive reports from other parts of the UN, and make recommendations in the form of General Assembly Resolutions. It has also established numerous subsidiary organs.


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The United Nations General Assembly on Friday approved a resolution extending the investigation into the mysterious 1961 death of secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold.
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The UN General Assembly passes a resolution calling on Myanmar to stop hatred towards minorities.
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The United Nations General Assembly on Friday overwhelmingly renewed the mandate for a U.N. agency supporting Palestinian refugees for another three years amid misconduct allegations and a cash..
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World Health Organization Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Never Stops Worrying

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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley on sanctioning allies doing business with Iran: "We're not giving them a pass"

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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif: Trump's "bully" behavior will prompt backlash

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Pak violated obligation under Vienna convention: ICJ President

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Pakistan violated Vienna Convention in Kulbhushan Jadhav case: ICJ to UNGA

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UN members issue dueling statements over China's treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

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UN expert: Iran still executing children in violation of rights law

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India slams Pakistan for 'weaponising' women's rights issues at UNGA

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India slams Turkey, Malaysia for raising Kashmir at UNGA

Only three countries - Malaysia, Turkey and China - raised Kashmir at UNGA in New York last month.
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Malaysian PM shocks India at UN, says Kashmir 'invaded, occupied'

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India sacrificed most for UN's peacekeeping missions: PM Modi at UNGA

More than 200,000 Indians have served in nearly 50 of the 71 UN peacekeeping missions established around the world since 1948.
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