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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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Measures to eliminate international terrorism : report of the 6th Committee

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

Oceans and law of the sea : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

24 February 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human rights in the administration of justice : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

18 February 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Preventing and combating illicit brokering activities : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

11 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Strengthening the role of the United Nations in enhancing periodic and genuine elections and the promotion of democratization : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

The rule of law at the national and international levels : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

18 December 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

1 October 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Oceans and the law of the sea : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Human rights in the administration of justice : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

20 March 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Follow-up to the 2nd World Assembly on Ageing : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

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