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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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Human rights and unilateral coercive measures

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

Human rights of migrants

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

Right to food

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

Situation of human rights defenders

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

Human rights and international solidarity

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

Rights of internally displaced persons

3 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

Sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

1 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

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