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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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Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa

23 August 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

Persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities

16 August 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Situation of human rights in Myanmar

5 August 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Rights of internally displaced persons

3 August 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Rights of indigenous peoples

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

Effective promotion of the declaration on the rights of persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities

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

Note on international protection

12 July 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Notes on International Protection

Status of internally displaced persons and refugees from Abkhazia, Georgia, and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, Georgia : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic

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

Status of internally displaced persons and refugees from Abkhazia, Georgia, and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, Georgia : report of the Secretary-General

16 May 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

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