Module 3: The General Assembly

Lesson
Materials

In this module you will learn about the functions and decision-making of the General Assembly, the closest you get to a national parliament on the world stage.

 

You will take a look behind the scenes of the General Assembly and we invite you to become part of one of its historic contributions to developing a nuclear ban treaty. 

Objectives

After completing of this module you will be able to:

  1. explain the role, politics and decision-making of the General Assembly
  2. discuss some of the issues it is trying to revitalise
  3. explain the role of the General Assembly in the negotiations for a nuclear ban treaty
  4. discuss New Zealand’s role in the negotiations

Key Questions

Key questions for you to consider while you work through this module:

  • Is the General Assembly fit for purpose?
  • What opportunities and challenges does it provide to New Zealand in the current climate?

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