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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 the rights of persons with disabilities : note / by the Secretary-General

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

Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 58th session (30 June-18 July 2014), 59th session (20 October-7 November 2014), 60th session (16 February-6 March 2015)

2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance : Report of the Third Committee

9 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance : Report of the Third Committee

9 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Elimination of all forms of religious intolerance

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

Progress report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the realignment of work and name of the Anti-Discrimination Unit

25 July 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights at International Borders : Conference room paper

23 July 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Conference Reports

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Glorification of Nazism : inadmissibility of certain practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Global efforts for the total elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

26 March 2010 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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