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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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Status of the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.

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

Elimination of apartheid and establishment of a united, democratic and non-racial South Africa A I ocratic and non-racial South Africa

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

Third Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.

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

Importance of the universal realization of the right of peoples to self-determination and of the speedy granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples for the effective guarantee and observance of human rights : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.

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

Use of mercenaries as a means to violate human rights and to impede the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.

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

Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples by the specialized agencies and the international institutions associated with the United Nations : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.

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

Status of the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.

16 December 1992 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Second Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.

16 December 1992 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Use of mercenaries as a means to violate human rights and to impede the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.

16 December 1992 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Importance of the universal realization of the right of peoples to self-determination and of the speedy granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples for the effective guarantee and observance of human rights : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.

16 December 1992 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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