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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 human rights treaty body system

18 July 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Agreement concerning the Relationship between the United Nations and the International Organization for Migration

8 July 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Bilateral Treaties/Agreements

Strengthening and enhancing the effective functioning of the human rights treaty body system : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

21 April 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human Rights Committee : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

24 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Promotion and protection of human rights : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 68th session

6 December 2013 | 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

3 April 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its 63rd and 64th sessions : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

4 January 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

5 March 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

24 February 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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