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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 Democratic People's Republic of Korea : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

20 March 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

7 March 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

19 March 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Meeting on Refugees and Displaced Persons in South-East Asia, convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations at Geneva, on 20 and 21 July 1979, and subsequent developments: Report of the Secretary-General

7 November 1979 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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