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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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Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic

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

Technical assistance provided to assist in the promotion and protection of human rights in Iraq : Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

27 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country 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

Identical letters dated 8 December 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Georgia to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council

8 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Identical letters dated 8 December 2014 from the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council

8 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The situation in the Middle East

2 September 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

The Syrian Golan : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

30 January 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Universal realization of the right of peoples to self-determination : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Improving the effectiveness and coordination of military and civil defence assets for natural disaster response : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

25 August 2011 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination

5 July 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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