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Nova Iorque - EUA, 21/09/2011. Presidenta Dilma Rousseff durante abertura do Debate Geral da LXVI Assembleia-Geral das Nações Unidas. Foto: Roberto Stuckert Filho/PR.

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The United Nations General Assembly is the collective name given to all of the members of the United Nations, when referred to as a group.  Representatives from each member nation gather in the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York to perform various functions.  This could be voting on resolutions, or giving talks for the other representatives and the press to hear.  United Nations General Assembly Resolutions are prepared and voted on.  They usually consist of a list of demands, requests, advise notes, and confirmations, to do with the particular situation the resolution is addressing.  This could be for example a resolution demanding a country withdraw its forces from a particular area in support for the territorial integrity of a member nation.  These resolutions, however, are often not backed up by force due to the limited resources the United Nations can bring to bear.  The member countries vote on each resolution displaying their approval or disapproval.  Sometimes they prefer to ‘diplomatically’ abstain from the vote, or to absent themselves from the vote altogether. See The United Nations Security Council, for more.

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