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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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Report of the Special Rapporteur on minority issues on her mission to Brazil

9 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The right to adequate housing

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

The occupied Syrian Golan : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

14 January 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 : Note by the Secretary-General

19 September 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Status of internally displaced persons and refugees from Abkhazia, Georgia, and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, Georgia : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

13 October 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Role and achievements of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in assisting the Government and people of Cambodia in the promotion and protection of human rights

16 September 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues : report of the Secretary-General

24 August 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

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