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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

Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

27 March 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia : note / by the Secretary-General

4 August 2008 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the International Criminal Court

3 August 2006 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Resolution 3(I), Extradition and Punishment of War Criminals

13 February 1946 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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