United Nations General Assembly

The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, the only one in which all member nations have equal representation, the main deliberative, policy-making, representative organ of the UN. Its powers are to oversee the budget of the UN, appoint the non-permanent members to the Security Council, appoint the Secretary-General of the United Nations, receive reports from other parts of the UN, make recommendations in the form of General Assembly Resolutions, it has established numerous subsidiary organs. The General Assembly meets under its president or secretary-general in annual sessions at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York City, the main part of which lasts from September to December and part of January until all issues are addressed, it can reconvene for special and emergency special sessions. Its composition, powers and procedures are set out in Chapter IV of the United Nations Charter; the first session was convened on 10 January 1946 in the Methodist Central Hall in London and included representatives of 51 nations.

Voting in the General Assembly on certain important questions, recommendations on peace and security, budgetary concerns, the election, suspension or expulsion of members is by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting. Other questions are decided by a straightforward majority; each member country has one vote. Apart from approval of budgetary matters, including adoption of a scale of assessment, Assembly resolutions are not binding on the members; the Assembly may make recommendations on any matters within the scope of the UN, except matters of peace and security under Security Council consideration. During the 1980s, the Assembly became a forum for the "North-South dialogue:" the discussion of issues between industrialized nations and developing countries; these issues came to the fore because of the phenomenal growth and changing makeup of the UN membership. In 1945, the UN had 51 members, it now has 193. Because of their numbers, developing countries are able to determine the agenda of the Assembly, the character of its debates, the nature of its decisions.

For many developing countries, the UN is the source of much of their diplomatic influence and the principal outlet for their foreign relations initiatives. Although the resolutions passed by the General Assembly do not have the binding forces over the member nations, pursuant to its Uniting for Peace resolution of November 1950, the Assembly may take action if the Security Council fails to act, owing to the negative vote of a permanent member, in a case where there appears to be a threat to the peace, breach of the peace or act of aggression; the Assembly can consider the matter with a view to making recommendations to Members for collective measures to maintain or restore international peace and security. The first session of the UN General Assembly was convened on 10 January 1946 in the Methodist Central Hall in London and included representatives of 51 nations; the next few annual sessions were held in different cities: the second session in New York City, the third in Paris. It moved to the permanent Headquarters of the United Nations in New York City at the start of its seventh regular annual session, on 14 October 1952.

In December 1988, in order to hear Yasser Arafat, the General Assembly organized its 29th session in the Palace of Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. All 193 members of the United Nations are members of the General Assembly, with the addition of Holy See and Palestine as observer states. Further, the United Nations General Assembly may grant observer status to an international organization or entity, which entitles the entity to participate in the work of the United Nations General Assembly, though with limitations; the agenda for each session is planned up to seven months in advance and begins with the release of a preliminary list of items to be included in the provisional agenda. This is refined into a provisional agenda 60 days before the opening of the session. After the session begins, the final agenda is adopted in a plenary meeting which allocates the work to the various Main Committees, who submit reports back to the Assembly for adoption by consensus or by vote. Items on the agenda are numbered.

Regular plenary sessions of the General Assembly in recent years have been scheduled to be held over the course of just three months. The scheduled portions of the sessions commence on "the Tuesday of the third week in September, counting from the first week that contains at least one working day", per the UN Rules of Procedure; the last two of these Regular sessions were scheduled to recess three months afterwards in early December, but were resumed in January and extended until just before the beginning of the following sessions. The General Assembly votes on many resolutions brought forth by sponsoring states; these are statements symbolizing the sense of the international community about an array of world issues. Most General Assembly resolutions are not enforceable as a legal or practical matter, because the General Assembly lacks enforcement powers with respect to most issues; the General Assembly has authority to make final decisions in some areas such as the United Nations budget. The General Assembly can refer an issue to the Security Council to put in place a binding resolution.

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List of Florida railroads

This is a list of railroads operating in the U. S. state of Florida. Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway AN Railway Bay Line Railroad CSX Transportation First Coast Railroad Florida Central Railroad Florida East Coast Railway Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad Florida Midland Railroad Florida Northern Railroad Georgia and Florida Railway Jacksonville Port Terminal Railroad Norfolk Southern Railway through subsidiary Georgia Southern and Florida Railway Seminole Gulf Railway South Central Florida Express, Inc. CF Industries Conrad Yelvington Distributors, Inc; the Mosaic Company Orlando Utilities Commission Perdue Farms Port Manatee Railroad Port of Palm Beach District Port of Panama City United States Sugar Corporation Amtrak Florida Railroad Museum Gold Coast Railroad Museum Jacksonville Skyway Miami Metromover and Miami Metrorail Orlando & Northwestern Railway Seminole Gulf Railway Serengeti Express SunRail Tradewinds & Atlantic Railroad TECO Line Streetcar System Tri-Rail Virgin Trains USA Walt Disney World Monorail and Walt Disney World Railroad Clay Springs and Apopka Railroad Ellaville, West Lake and Jennings Railroad Florida and Georgia Railway Peace River Phosphate Company Pensacola and Andalusia Railroad Starke and New River Railroad Union Cypress Company Winston Lumber Company Choctawhatchee and Northern Railroad

Jean-Michel Voge

Jean–Michel Voge is a French photographer who has worked since 1978 with numerous magazines such as Madame Figaro, Le Figaro Magazine, Point de vue, Marie France and Country, European Travel and Life, Fortune Magazine, AD Espagne. Jean-Michel Voge was born on May 1949 in Valence. After studying law, he began to work in finance and branched off towards photography in 1978, he started working for many foreign magazines. From 1982 to 2010, he worked for Madame Figaro and to Figaro Magazine... Voge worked with Guy Sorman on reports and series on great creators through portraits, it was these meetings that prompted him to publish "Figures d’Europe" in the Éditions de la Martinièr. This project gathered not only portraits of fifty men and women representing the spiritual, intellectual and artistic work of Europe, but a photo of their hands accompanied by a handwritten note. Voge became friends with the American historian Steven Laurence Kaplan who prefaced the book Figures d'Europe, he hosted it during his stay in Paris as it recalls parts of his book Farewell Revolution -1789-1989 » In 1989, he participated in the photography month of Paris with an exhibition on Japan.

He did not continue exhibiting until November 2008, with an exhibition on the Surmas at the Galerie Xavier NicolasFrom 2010, when he left the press, he devoted himself to his personal projects and has exhibited since then. In 2010, at the Espace Pierre Premier in Serbia, he had an exhibition with his partner Catherine PainvinIn October 2013 at the Galerie du Passage of Paris, Voge had an exhibition titled "Sumos " and "Arbres en Aubrac l’hiver " in which he photographed during his partnership with Catherine Painvin. In August 2014, Voge had another exhibition titled "La Namibie" at the Urs von Unger Gallery in Saanen, Gstaad. In 2015, Voge had an exhibition titled "Ombre et Lumière" in Brazil for the APCd Foundation of Marly, Switzerland, he had another exhibition called "Vision d'Iran" in the Galerie Chevalier of Paris, France. Voge had an exhibition titled "Iconic Diary" at the 6t6 Art Gallery in Miami Beach, Florida. In 2015, he met and partnered with Anna Alexis Michel on the photographic project "The Meringue Project » " which talks about female sexuality using a meringue.

Together, they undertook the development and dissemination of its archives as a tribute to the great figures of the second half of the twentieth century. Voge and Anna Alexis Michel won the photo competition "Building Bridges to End FGM" by l’ONG End FGM with their photo "Endless Beauty". In January 2016, this photo was exhibited at the Esplanade Solidarnösc in the European Parliament of Brussels. "Figures d'Europe" Éditions de la Martiniere 1992 1989 Photo of the Month - Solo Exhibition "Les Japonais" » AGF - Paris. 1992 Figures d'Europe - Following the publication of the book "Figures d'Europe" at the Editions de la Martinière Solo exhibition AGF - Paris. 2008 Solo Exhibition "les Surmas" - Galerie Xavier Nicolas - Paris 2010 Exhibition « Interview with Catherine Painvin 2013 Solo Exhibition "Les Sumos" and " Aubrac en Hiver " - at the Galerie du passage of Pierre Passebon - Paris ) 2014 Solo Exhibition "Namibie" - at the Galerie Urs von Unger - Saanen Gstaad 2015 Collective Exhibition at Festival Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2015 Black and White Photos "Paranapiacaba".

2015 " Vision d'Iran » -" part of PHOTO SAINT GERMAIN in the Galerie Chevalier - Paris. 2015 "Iconic Diary]" at the 6t6 Art Gallery MIAMI BEACH. 2015 "The Meringue Project" at the 6t6 Art Gallery MIAMI BEACH. 2015 Video Installation "The Meringue Project". Official website