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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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Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba

21 July 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2161 (2014) [on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts by Al-Qaida]

17 June 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Unilateral economic measures as a means of political and economic coercion against developing countries : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

31 January 2008 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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