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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 Syrian Arab Republic : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

9 March 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

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

Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse

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

Violence against women migrant workers : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Taking action against gender-related killing of women and girls : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

8 January 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Assistance to survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, particularly orphans, widows and victims of sexual violence

14 December 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran : note by the Secretary-General

6 October 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Taking action against gender-related killing of women and girls : note / by the Secretariat

29 September 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region

22 September 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

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