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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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Rights of indigenous peoples

29 July 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

Rights of indigenous peoples : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Rights of indigenous peoples : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

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

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

Rights of indigenous peoples : note / by the Secretary-General

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

Progress made in the implementation of the outcome document of the high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

18 June 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Rights of indigenous peoples : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Rights of indigenous peoples : Report of the Third Committee

4 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Outcome document of the high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

25 September 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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