The General Assembly meets annually in regular sessions that generally run from mid-September to mid-December. Recently the General Assembly has been meeting year-round. It also convenes for special sessions every few years on specific topics, such as economic cooperation or disarmament. In addition, the Assembly can meet in emergency session to deal with an immediate threat to international peace. At the beginning of each regular session, the member states elect a president to lead the assembly. The General Assembly has the power to admit new members to the UN. It approves the budget for UN programs and operations. The Assembly can establish agencies and programs to carry out its recommendations and elects members to serve on certain agencies and programs, and it coordinates those programs through various committees.
At OLMUN, we usually simulate two committees of the General Assembly,
dealing with specific sub-topics. On the last day of OLMUN, these two
committees reconvene together to pass their resolutions.