The United Nations General Assembly (GA) is one of the five active principal organs of the United Nations and is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the UN. Its powers are to oversee the budget of the United Nations, appoint the non-permanent members to the Security Council, receive reports from other parts of the United Nations and make recommendations in the form of General Assembly Resolutions. It has also established a wide number of subsidiary organs.
GA is the only organ in which all member nations have equal representation. The General Assembly meets under its president or Secretary-General in regular yearly sessions the main part of which lasts from September to and continues until all issues have been addressed, which can often take all year.
It can also reconvene for special and emergency special sessions. Its composition, functions, powers, voting, and procedures are set out in Chapter IV of the United Nations Charter.