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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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Need to adopt efficient international measures for the prevention of the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.

20 December 1993 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Declaration on Social and Legal Principles relating to the Protection and Welfare of Children, with special reference to Foster Placement and Adoption Nationally and Internationally

3 December 1986 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Draft Declaration on Social and Legal Principles relating to the Protection and Welfare of Children, with Special Reference to Foster Placement and Adoption Nationally and Internationally.

13 December 1984 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Draft Declaration on Social and Legal Principles relating to the Protection and Welfare of Children, with Special Reference to Foster Placement and Adoption Nationally and Internationally.

16 December 1982 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Draft Declaration on Social and Legal Principles relating to the Protection and Welfare of Children, with Special Reference to Foster Placement and Adoption Nationally and Internationally.

16 December 1981 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Tribute to the International Law Commission in connexion with the adoption of the Convention on Special Missions

8 December 1969 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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