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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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Human right to safe drinking water and sanitation

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

Situation of human rights in Myanmar

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

Promotion and protection of human rights, including ways and means to promote the human rights of migrants

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

Human rights and unilateral coercive measures

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

Human rights of migrants

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

Human rights and international solidarity

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

Compilation of views on possible measures necessary to enable the participation of indigenous peoples' representatives and institutions in relevant United Nations meetings on issues affecting them, and of good practices within the United Nations regarding indigenous peoples' participation

25 July 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Compilations

Status of the human rights treaty body system

18 July 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

Human rights and unilateral coercive measures : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

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