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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

Missing persons

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

Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

9 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance : report of the Secretary-General

3 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Missing persons : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

11 February 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

21 January 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

Missing persons : report of the Secretary-General

11 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

4 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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