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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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Extreme poverty and human rights

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

Enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism

29 July 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Effective promotion of the declaration on the rights of persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities

29 July 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

The girl child : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Extreme poverty and human rights : note / by the Secretary-General

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

Human rights and extreme poverty : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Extreme poverty and human rights

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

Eradication of poverty and other development issues : women in development : report of the 2nd Committee : General Assembly, 68th session

9 December 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The right to food : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

3 April 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human rights and extreme poverty : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

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