- This article is about the United Nations General Assembly. For information about the General Assemblies that take place in Model United Nations Conferences, see General Assembly.
Countries are arranged in the hall in alphabetical order (according to the spelling of their official names in English), with a random country chosen to be "first" in the order every year, and the rest of the countries following afterwards.
The General Assembly discusses and votes upon many resolutions that have been submitted by the various other councils of the UN. These resolutions are usually passed either by consensus or by a vast majority, as they have already been debated at length in smaller committees and are agreeable to nearly all Member States.
The ideas put forward by these resolutions are not binding to all Member States, as the UN does not have the mandate to interfere with governments' own political processes and soveriegnity, although they do put considerable political pressure on Member States who do not sign and ratify their own versions of the resolutions or adhere to the advice given in them.