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United Nations General Assembly
For two articles dealing with membership of and participation in the General Assembly, see: * General Assembly members * General Assembly observers The UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY (abbreviated UNGA and GA. French : _Assemblée Générale_ "AG") is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations
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 , 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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Arabic Language
THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS ARABIC TEXT . Without proper rendering support , you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols .ARABIC ( Arabic
Arabic
: العَرَبِيَّة‎‎, _al-ʻarabiyyah_ (_ listen ) or Arabic
Arabic
: عَرَبِيّ‎‎ ʻarabī_ (_ listen ) or ) is a Central Semitic language complex that first emerged in Iron Age northwestern Arabia and is now the lingua franca _ of the Arab world . It is named after the Arabs
Arabs
, a term initially used to describe peoples living from Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia
in the east to the Anti- Lebanon
Lebanon
mountains in the west, in northwestern Arabia, and in the Sinai peninsula. The modern written language ( Modern Standard Arabic ) is derived from Classical Arabic . It is widely taught in schools and universities, and is used to varying degrees in workplaces, government, and the media
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Chinese Language
LEGEND: Countries identified Chinese as a primary, administrative, or native language Countries with more than 5,000,000 Chinese speakers Countries with more than 1,000,000 Chinese speakers Countries with more than 500,000 Chinese speakers Countries with more than 100,000 Chinese speakers Major Chinese-speaking settlements THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS IPA PHONETIC SYMBOLS. Without proper rendering support , you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode characters
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French Language
Phonological history * Oaths of Strasbourg * Ordinance of Villers-Cotterêts * Anglo-Norman GRAMMAR * Adverbs * Articles and determiners * Pronouns (personal )* Verbs * (conjugation * morphology ) ORTHOGRAPHY * Alphabet * Reforms * Circumflex * Braille PHONOLOGY * Elision * Liaison * Aspirated h * Help:IPA for French * v * t * e FRENCH (_le français_ (_ listen ) or la langue française_ ) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family . It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire , as did all Romance languages. French has evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d\'oïl —languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French ( Francien ) has largely supplanted
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Russian Language
RUSSIAN (Russian: ру́сский язы́к, tr. _russkiy yazik_) is an East Slavic language and an official language in Russia , Belarus , Kazakhstan , Kyrgyzstan and many minor or unrecognised territories. It is an unofficial but widely spoken language in Ukraine , and to a lesser extent, the other countries that were once constituent republics of the Soviet Union and former participants of the Eastern Bloc. Russian belongs to the family of Indo-European languages and is one of the four living members of the East Slavic languages . Written examples of Old East Slavonic are attested from the 10th century and beyond. It is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia and the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages
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Spanish Language
(see many more ) REGULATED BY Association of Spanish Language Academies ( Real Academia Española and 22 other national Spanish language academies) LANGUAGE CODES ISO 639-1 es ISO 639-2 spa ISO 639-3 spa GLOTTOLOG stan1288 LINGUASPHERE 51-AAA-b Spanish language in the world SPANISH (/ˈspænᵻʃ/ (_ listen ); español_ (help ·info )), also called CASTILIAN (/kæˈstɪliən/ (_ listen ), castellano_ (help ·info )), is a Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers around the world. It is usually considered the world\'s second-most spoken native language , after Mandarin Chinese
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Headquarters Of The United Nations
The HEADQUARTERS OF THE UNITED NATIONS is a complex in New York City designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer . The complex has served as the official headquarters of the United Nations
United Nations
since its completion in 1952. It is located in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Manhattan
Manhattan
, on spacious grounds overlooking the East River
East River
. Its borders are First Avenue on the west, East 42nd Street to the south, East 48th Street on the north and the East River
East River
to the east. The term "Turtle Bay" is occasionally used as a metonym for the UN headquarters or for the United Nations
United Nations
as a whole. The United Nations
United Nations
has three additional, subsidiary, regional headquarters, or headquarters districts
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New York City
Bronx , Kings (Brooklyn) , New York
York
(Manhattan) , Queens
Queens
, Richmond (Staten Island) ------------------------- HISTORIC COLONIES New Netherland
New Netherland
Province of New York
Province of New York
SETTLED 1624 CONSOLIDATED 1898 NAMED FOR James, Duke of York
York
GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor–Council • BODY New York City Council
New York City Council
• MAYOR Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio
(D ) AREA • TOTAL 468.484 sq mi (1,213.37 km2) • LAND 302.643 sq mi (783.84 km2) • WATER 165.841 sq mi (429.53 km2) • METRO 13,318 sq mi (34,490 km2) ELEVATION 33 ft (10 m) POPULATION (2010 ) • TOTAL 8,175,133 • ESTIMATE (2016) 8,537,673 • RANK 1st, U.S
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President Of The United Nations General Assembly
The PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY is a position voted for by representatives in the United Nations
United Nations
General Assembly (UNGA) on a yearly basis. The President presides over the sessions of the General Assembly. Miroslav Lajčák
Miroslav Lajčák
of Slovakia
Slovakia
has been elected as the United Nations General Assembly President of its 72nd session beginning in September 2017. CONTENTS * 1 Election * 2 List of presidents * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links ELECTION A map of the world showing the home countries of Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly
United Nations General Assembly
up until the 69th session of the General Assembly in 2014-15, with historical member states in inset
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Fiji
FIJI (/ˈfiːdʒiː/ (_ listen ) FEE-jee_ ) (Fijian : _Viti_ ; Hindi : फ़िजी), officially the REPUBLIC OF FIJI (Fijian : _Matanitu Tugalala o Viti_; Hindi : फ़िजी गणराज्य), is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km ; 1,300 mi ) northeast of New Zealand 's North Island . Its closest neighbours are Vanuatu to the west, New Caledonia to the southwest, New Zealand 's Kermadec Islands to the southeast, Tonga to the east, the Samoas and France 's Wallis and Futuna to the northeast, and Tuvalu to the north. Fiji is an archipelago of more than 330 islands, of which 110 are permanently inhabited, and more than 500 islets , amounting to a total land area of about 18,300 square kilometres (7,100 sq mi)
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Peter Thomson (diplomat)
PETER THOMSON, OF (born 1948 in Suva ), is a Fijian diplomat who served as President of the General Assembly of the United Nations
United Nations
from September 2016 until September 2017. He has been Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations
United Nations
since February 2010. For the year 2014, he was elected President of the Executive Board of the United Nations
United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations
United Nations
Office of Project Services (UNOPS). He presided over Fiji's election to the 2013 Chair of the Group of 77 and China
Group of 77 and China
– the UN's largest negotiating group with 133 Member States. He was the architect of the name-change of the UN's Group of Asian States to the new name of the Asia-Pacific Group , effective 2011
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United Nations
The UNITED NATIONS (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international co-operation and to create and maintain international order. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations , the organization was established on 24 October 1945 after World War IIin order to prevent another such conflict. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states ; there are now 193. The headquarters of the UN is in Manhattan, New York City, and experiences extraterritoriality . Further main offices are situated in Geneva, Nairobi, and Vienna. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict
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Member States Of The United Nations
The UNITED NATIONS MEMBER STATES are the 193 sovereign states that are members of the United Nations
United Nations
(UN) and have equal representation in the UN General Assembly
UN General Assembly
. The UN is the world's largest intergovernmental organization, ahead of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
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United Nations General Assembly Observers
In addition to its 193 member states , the UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY may grant OBSERVER STATUS to an international organization , entity or non-member state , which entitles the entity to participate in the work of the United Nations General Assembly
United Nations General Assembly
, though with limitations. The General Assembly may determine what privileges it grants with the observer status , such as a right to speak at General Assembly meetings, vote on procedural matters, serve as signatories on working papers, and sign resolutions, but not to sponsor resolutions or vote on resolutions of substantive matters. Exceptionally, the EU was granted in 2011 the right to speak in debates, to submit proposals and amendments, the right of reply, to raise points of order and to circulate documents, etc
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Organs Of The United Nations
The UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM consists of the United Nations
United Nations
, its subsidiary organs (including the separately-administered funds and programmes), the specialized agencies , and affiliated organizations. The executive heads of some of the United Nations
United Nations
System organizations and the World Trade Organization , which is not formally part of the United Nations
United Nations
System, have seats on the United Nations
United Nations
System Chief Executives' Board for Coordination (CEB). This body, chaired by the Secretary-General of the United Nations
United Nations
, meets twice a year to co-ordinate the work of the organizations of the United Nations System
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United Nations Security Council
Council President Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta Egypt
Egypt
WEBSITE un.org/en/sc/The UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations
United Nations
, charged with the maintenance of international peace and security as well as accepting new members to the United Nations
United Nations
and approving any changes to its United Nations Charter . Its powers include the establishment of peacekeeping operations, the establishment of international sanctions , and the authorization of military action through Security Council resolutions ; it is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states. The Security Council held its first session on 17 January 1946
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