1. The General Assembly shall consist of all the Members of the United
FUNCTIONS and POWERS
The General Assembly may discuss any questions or any matters within the
scope of the present Charter or relating to the powers and functions of
any organs provided for in the present Charter, and, except as provided
in Article 12, may make recommendations to the Members of the United Nations
or to the Security Council or to both on any such questions or matters.
1. The General Assembly may consider the general principles of co-operation
in the maintenance of international peace and security, including the
principles governing disarmament and the regulation of armaments, and
may make recommendations with regard to such principles to the Members
or to the Security Council or to both.
2. The General Assembly may discuss any questions relating to the maintenance
of international peace and security brought before it by any Member of
the United Nations, or by the Security Council, or by a state which is
not a Member of the United Nations in accordance with Article 35, paragraph
2, and, except as provided in Article 12, may make recommendations with
regard to any such questions to the state or states concerned or to the
Security Council or to both. Any such question on which action is necessary
shall be referred to the Security Council by the General Assembly either
before or after discussion.
3. The General Assembly may call the attention of the Security Council
to situations which are likely to endanger international peace and security.
1. The General Assembly shall initiate studies and make recommendations
for the purpose of:
a. promoting international co-operation in the political field and encouraging
the progressive development of international law and its codification;
b. promoting international co-operation in the economic, social, cultural,
educational, and health fields, and assisting in the realization of human
rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race,
sex, language, or religion.
2. The further responsibilities, functions and powers of the General Assembly
with respect to matters mentioned in paragraph 1 (b) above are set forth
in Chapters IX and X.
1. The General Assembly shall consider and approve the budget of the Organization.
2. The expenses of the Organization shall be borne by the Members as apportioned
by the General Assembly.
3. The General Assembly shall consider and approve any financial and budgetary
arrangements with specialized agencies referred to in Article 57 and shall
examine the administrative budgets of such specialized agencies with a
view to making recommendations to the agencies concerned.