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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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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

The right to development : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Strengthening the role of the United Nations in enhancing periodic and genuine elections and the promotion of democratization : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Rights of indigenous peoples : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Rights of indigenous peoples : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse

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

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

The safety of journalists and the issue of impunity : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

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