the General Assembly

The General Assembly was the first body of the United Nations, and remains the body that is most emblematic of what the United Nations stands for. Comprised of the entirety of the membership of the United Nations, the General Assembly is the largest international collective to debate matters of global significance. 

The backbone of the UN, the General Assembly has six iterations. All of its iterations convene in alternation to discuss the most pressing questions under their specific scope of debate, from questions of international security and disarmament in GA1, to legal disputes of international proportions in GA6. Through resolutions, members vote to advise countries and international bodies on how to address these given conflict or imminent troubles.

Integral to the UN, the General Assembly is where delegates are expected to most adhere to the respectful and peaceful standards mandated by the spirit of diplomacy. Discussions are strictly moderated in favor of being able to hear as many voices as possible, the vote always depends on a simply majority, and resolutions do not represent dicta, but are rather policy suggestions created by a collective effort.


LUIS E. VICEIRA, Class of 2020    Special Summit on Intrastate Violence   High School Delegates, English, Double Delegate

LUIS E. VICEIRA, Class of 2020

Special Summit on Intrastate Violence

High School Delegates, English, Double Delegate

KIARA GOMEZ, Class of 2022    Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian Committee   University Delegates, English, Double Delegate

KIARA GOMEZ, Class of 2022

Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian Committee

University Delegates, English, Double Delegate

MATTHEW MILLER, Class of 2021    Sesión Extraordinaria de Emergencia de la Asamblea General, 1979   University Delegates, Spanish, Single Delegate

MATTHEW MILLER, Class of 2021

Sesión Extraordinaria de Emergencia de la Asamblea General, 1979

University Delegates, Spanish, Single Delegate