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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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Right to food : note / by the Secretary-General

5 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

18 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

12 March 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Rights of indigenous people : note / by the Secretary-General

13 August 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Protection of persons in the event of disasters : texts and titles of draft Articles 5 bis, 12, 13, 14 and 15 / provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee from 5 to 11 July 2012

12 July 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Climate change and its possible security implications : report of the Secretary-General

11 September 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Second report on the protection of persons in the event of disasters / by Eduardo Valencia-Ospina, special rapporteur

7 May 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Cooperation between the United Nations and the Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

6 November 2000 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on environment and human settlements : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

10 August 1999 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Global Strategy for Shelter to the Year 2000 : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.

4 February 1998 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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