The General Assembly is the main deliberative organ of the United Nations. Chapter IV, Articles 9-22, of the UN Charter concern the General Assembly.
All Member States participate in the General Assembly and each state has one vote.
The General Assembly meets in accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly (A/520/Rev.20).
Each year, a regular session is held. Special and emergency special sessions may also be convened.
Meetings of the General Assembly are announced and summarized in the Journal of the United Nations. The Journal lists the documents of the General Assembly as they are published throughout the year.
From the 1st session (1946) through the 30th session (1975), General Assembly meetings and documents were consecutively numbered. At the 31st session, the symbols began to include the session number.
The basic format for the symbols of General Assembly documents is: