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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 of the Committee against Torture

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

Committee against Torture : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

18 March 2011 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Committee against Torture and status of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

2 March 1995 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Status of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

15 December 1989 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Status of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

8 December 1988 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Status of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.

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

Status of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

13 December 1985 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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