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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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Report on the use of the commitment authority and request for a subvention to the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone

15 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The situation in Afghanistan: resolution adopted by the General Assembly

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

Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

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

United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Mandela Rules) : note / by the Secretariat

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

Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

30 January 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

29 January 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

26 January 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Crime prevention and criminal justice

2 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

25 September 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

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