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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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Right of peoples to self-determination

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

Applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories

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

Question of Western Sahara

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

Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations : report of the Secretary-General

9 March 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations : report of the Secretary-General

17 March 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Economic and other activities which affect the interests of the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Question of New Caledonia : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

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

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

Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

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