UN General Assembly

The quasi-legislative body of global governance. Each member state is represented on an equal basis within the General Assembly. The UNGA is responsible for a variety of roles and functions (such as appointing non-permanent members to the Security Council). Gaining agreement on important issues (such as recommendations on peace and security) requires a two-thirds majority. Resolutions passed by the UNGA are not binding, although it can take action if the Security Council fails to act.