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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 Secretary-General on the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti

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

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

17 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The situation in Afghanistan: resolution adopted by the General Assembly

4 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Subregional Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Central Africa : report of the Secretary-General

8 October 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

Causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa : report of the Secretary-General

24 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

Report of the 60th meeting of the Standing Committee (1-3 July 2014)

5 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Dissemination of information on decolonization : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

The situation in Afghanistan : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

13 December 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United Nations : requests under Article 19 of the Charter : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

24 October 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The situation in the Syrian Arab Republic : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

21 February 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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