Assessing the United Nations 41st General Assembly


Publication Date: January 1987

Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Juliana Geran Pilon

Research Area: International relations

Keywords: International organizations

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The United Nations General Assembly is now about halfway through its 41st year. The regular session, which convened in early September, ended on December 19. That session is notable, from an American perspective, for how poorly it has treated the U.S. and U.S. interests. When the 41st General Assembly convened, there were hopes that the U.N. was about to begin the long-overdue process of fundamental reform. These hopes were unfulfilled.