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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 Belarus

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

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran : note by the Secretary-General

6 October 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in Myanmar : note by the Secretary-General

6 October 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

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

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

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security : report of the Secretary-General

13 September 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

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

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security : report of the Secretary-General

21 September 2007 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Arabic language services for meetings of the States parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Human Rights Committee.

16 December 1983 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Invitation to non-member States to become Parties to the Convention on the Political Rights of Women

23 October 1953 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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