Last Updated: Friday, 09 December 2016, 15:34 GMT

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
Selected filters: Security forces
Filter:
Showing 1-9 of 9 results
Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem

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

Regional confidence-building measures: activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa

4 August 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

Use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

29 September 2011 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

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

7 December 2010 | 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

22 September 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

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

Code of conduct for law enforcement officials

5 February 1980 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Search Refworld