Core Organs 1

  1. Discuss issues and make recommendations, though it has no power to enforce its resolutions or to compel state action.
    General Assembly
  2. General Assembly Voting characteristics 
    • - Decisions usually are reached by a simple majority vote
    • - budgetary matters, and peace and security issues—a two-thirds majority is required
    • - Each state has one vote.
    • - There is no veto power.
  3. budgetary matters, and peace and security issues
    a two-thirds majority is required
  4. General assembly functions
    • -  admitting new members
    • selecting members of the Economic and Social Council, the nonpermanent members of the Security Council, and the Trusteeship Council
    • supervising the activities of the other UN organs
    • participating in the election of judges to the ICJ and the selection of the secretary-general
  5. The nonpermanent members are chosen to achieve equitable regional representation
    Security Council function
  6. SC Voting Characteristics
    Each Security Council member is entitled to one vote
  7. SC Membership Criteria
    • - 11 members (five permanent and six nonpermanent elected by the General Assembly for two-year terms)
    • -  Nonpermanent members were elected to give representation to certain regions or groups of states
  8. Secretariat Functions
    • - Oversees the preparation of the UN’s budget
    • serves as the chief administrative officer at all meetings 
    • -  carries out any functions that those organs entrust to the Secretariat
  9. Secretariat Membership criteria
    • -  recruited mainly on the basis of merit 
    • -  In both cases they must take an oath of loyalty to the United Nations and are not permitted to receive instructions from member governments
  10. Secretariat Voting characteristics
    • - For a five-year renewable term by a two-thirds vote of the General Assembly
    • - By the recommendation of the Security Council and the approval of its permanent members
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Core Organs 1