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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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Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

25 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

25 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

25 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

23 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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 :

23 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

23 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Towards global partnerships: a principle-based approach to enhanced cooperation between the United Nations and all relevant partners : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

23 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Protection of and assistance to internally displaced persons : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

22 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Measures to enhance the promotion and protection of the human rights and dignity of older persons : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

22 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Effective promotion of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

22 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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