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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 : Note by the Secretary-General

24 October 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea : Note by the Secretary-General

24 October 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Note on international protection : report of the High Commissioner

28 June 2011 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Note sur la protection internationale

13 September 2001 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Notes on International Protection

Note on international protection

13 September 2001 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Notes on International Protection

Note sur la protection internationale

3 July 1998 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Notes on International Protection

Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

10 December 1984 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: International Legal Instruments

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

Convention relative au statut des réfugiés

28 July 1951 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

28 July 1951 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

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