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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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Measures to enhance the promotion and protection of the human rights and dignity of older persons : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Letter dated 26 November 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

5 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Social development : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 68th session

6 December 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Follow-up to the 2nd World Assembly on Ageing : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

21 February 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Towards a comprehensive and integral international legal instrument to promote and protect the rights and dignity of older persons : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

14 February 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 61/142 Adopted by the UN General Assembly: Follow-up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing

30 January 2007 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of older women in society: Resolution adopted by the General Assembly

30 January 2003 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Follow-up to the International Year of Older Persons: Second World Assembly on Ageing: Resolution adopted by the General Assembly

28 February 2002 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of older women in society: Resolution adopted by the General Assembly

25 January 2002 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution Adopted by the General Assembly [without reference to a Main Committee (A/54/L.6/Rev.1 and Add.1)] 54/24. Follow-up to the International Year of Older Persons: a society for allages

2 February 2000 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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