The General Assembly Of The United Nations

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History of the committee
The General Assembly is one of six of the main organs of the United Nations. It was officially established in 1945 by Chapter IV of the Charter of the United Nations, which guaranteed that all member nations are guaranteed at least one representative in the General Assembly. The Charter established that the purpose of the General Assembly was to find solutions to potential threats to international peace and security and other issues within the scope of the Charter. It also gave the General Assembly responsibility for appointing non-permanent members to the Security Council and overseeing the United Nations budget.1 In order to fulfill this mission, the General Assembly today passes resolutions that recommend actions that the international community should take in order to address a particular pressing problem. Although the resolutions passed by the General Assembly are not legally binding, they still have clout because they represent international consensus decisions and are often seen as the international moral norm.

Since its creation, the General Assembly has successfully passed various resolutions in order to fulfill its goals as outlined by the United Nations’ Charter. Soon after its establishment, it adopted its first resolution on 24 January 1946; much like the resolutions that this committee may seek to draft at this conference, the General Assembly’s first resolution sought to deal with issues surrounding the safe use of atomic energy and
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