The General Assembly is the main deliberative organ of the United Nations comprising all of its 193 member states. Decisions on important questions, such as those on peace and security, admission of new members and budgetary matters, require a two-thirds majority. Decisions on other questions are taken by simple majority. Each country has one vote.
The General Assembly has established a number of Councils, Working Groups, Boards, etc. for the performance of its functions.
The General Assembly has adopted its own rules of procedure and elects its President for each session. Danish parliamentarian Mogens Lykketoft held the position as President of the General Assembly in 2015-2016. He was then replaced by H.E. Peter Thomson from Fiji, who will serve throughout the 71st session until 2017.