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UN General Assembly

The General Assembly is the main deliberative organ of the United Nations. It is composed of representatives of all Member States, each of which has one vote. Decisions on important questions, such as those on peace and security, admission of new Members and budgetary matters, require a two-thirds majority. Decisions on other questions are reached by a simple majority. These decisions may be adopted without a vote, or with a vote, which may be recorded, non-recorded or by roll-call. While the decisions of the General Assembly have no legally binding force for Governments, they carry the weight of world opinion on major international issues, as well as the moral authority of the world community. The work of the United Nations derives largely from the decisions of the General Assembly, i.e. the will of the majority of the Members, as expressed in resolutions adopted by the General Assembly. This database contains General Assembly reports and resolutions of relevance to the work of UNHCR.  Website: www.un.org/ga
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Supporting efforts to end obstetric fistula

31 August 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine

17 August 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities

16 August 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Status of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

12 August 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories

9 August 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Promotion and protection of human rights, including ways and means to promote the human rights of migrants

4 August 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Elimination of all forms of religious intolerance

2 August 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Question of Western Sahara

29 July 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Rights of indigenous peoples

29 July 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism

29 July 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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