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General Assembly: Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly - General discussion (1st meeting, 73rd session)
28 Feb 2019 -  Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly - Making its work more focused, efficient and relevant.
Strengthening the work of the General Assembly can help ensure that this “chief deliberative, policy making and representative organ of the United Nations” (para. 149 of the 2005 World Summit Outcome Document) becomes a true, universal “parliament of nations”. Identified as a priority from the very outset of the Organization in 1946, (the outcomes of which are reflected, inter alia, in the annexes to the General Assembly’s Rules of Procedure) the General Assembly, at its 60th session and continuously since its 62nd session, has annually established an Ad Hoc Working Group on the revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (AHWG), in the context of which Member States consider the following broad thematic issues:
- Role and authority of the General Assembly
- Working methods
- Selection and appointment of the Secretary-General and other executive heads
- Strengthening the accountability, transparency and institutional memory of the Office of the President of the General Assembly