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14th June, 2022 International Relations

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  • United Nations General Assembly has adopted an India-sponsored resolution on multilingualism that mentions the Hindi language for the first time.
  • The resolution passed urges the United Nations to continue spreading vital communications and messages in both official and non-official languages, including Hindi.


United Nations General Assembly (UNGA):

  • It is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations(UN).
  • It serves as the main deliberative, policymaking, and representative organ of the UN
  • Its powers, composition, functions, and procedures are set out in Chapter IV of the United Nations Charter.
  • The UNGA is responsible for the UN budget, appointing the non-permanent members to the Security Council, appointing the Secretary-General of the United Nations, receiving reports from other parts of the UN system, and making recommendations through resolutions.
  • It also establishes numerous subsidiary organs to advance or assist in its broad mandate.
  • The UNGA is the only UN organ wherein all member states have equal representation.
  • It can reconvene for special and emergency special sessions.
  • Voting in the General Assemblyon certain important questions—namely recommendations on peace and security; budgetary concerns; and the election, admission, suspension or expulsion of members—is by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting. Other questions are decided by a simple majority. Each member country has one vote.
  • Apart from the approval of budgetary matters, including the adoption of a scale of assessment, Assembly resolutions are not binding on the members.
  • All 193 members of the United Nations are members of the General Assembly, with the addition of Holy See and Palestine as observer states.