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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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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

Overall policy matters pertaining to special political missions

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

The situation in the Middle East

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

Right of peoples to self-determination

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

The situation in the Middle East

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

Right of peoples to self-determination

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

Contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

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

Contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

11 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

Applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories

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

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