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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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A new approach to cholera in Haiti

25 November 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources

21 November 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

14 November 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts

11 November 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region

8 November 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

Situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967

19 October 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

7 October 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The situation in the Middle East : addendum

3 October 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

3 October 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

30 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

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