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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 Islamic Republic of Iran

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

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

6 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country 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

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

25 February 2016 | 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

25 February 2016 | 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

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

Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment on his mission to Brazil

29 January 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Mission Reports

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran : note by the Secretary-General

6 October 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment : note / by the Secretary-General

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

Letter dated 19 January 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General : The stages of formation and development of civic institutions in Uzbekistan

21 January 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

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