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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

9 June 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The safety of journalists and the issue of impunity : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission

23 November 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

The safety of journalists and the issue of impunity : report of the Secretary-General

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

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

4 October 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the independent expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia

16 September 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the Khmer Rouge trials

27 August 2007 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Civil and political rights, including the questions of independence of the judiciary, administration of justice and impunity : note / by the Secretary-General

6 August 2007 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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