Minsk, 19 September 2022 (TDI): Belarus will take part in the debates of the 77th United Nations General Assembly UNGA session, which is being held in New York City, from 13 September to 27 September 2022.

Belarus has given the main agenda for the debate in the UNGA 2022.

Main Tasks of Belarus’ delegation at UNGA77

There are two main tasks of the delegation of Belarus at the 77th United Nations General Assembly UNGA session. The first is to defend national interests in the context of the international security crisis.

Whereas, the second task is to counter attempts to legalize the Western sanctions policy in the UN as a method of interaction with the member states of the United Nations.

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The United Nations General Assembly session

The major decision-making body of the UN is the General Assembly (UNGA). It offers a singular platform for multilateral discussion of the entire range of international issues covered by the United Nations Charter.

The General Assembly is comprised of all Member States. Every one of the 193 United Nations member states has an equal number of votes.

The UNGA makes important decisions for the UN. First, it selects the Secretary-General based on a Security Council suggestion. Secondly, it selects non-permanent Security Council members. Third, it approves the UN budget.

From September through December of every year, the UNGA convenes in regular sessions, and then as needed beyond that. Through dedicated agenda items or sub-items, it examines certain concerns and adopts resolutions as a result.

According to the United Nations, the UNGA has multiple powers and functions. The Assembly makes recommendations to States on international issues within its competence. It can also take actions across all pillars of the United Nations, including with regard to political, economic, humanitarian, social, and legal matters.

As per the UN, “The Assembly’s annual general debate provides the Member States the opportunity to express their views on major international issues.”