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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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Missing persons : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Respect for the right to universal freedom of travel and the vital importance of family reunification : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

17 March 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 61/162 Adopted by the UN General Assembly: Respect for the Right to Universal Freedom of Travel and the Vital Importance of Family Reunification

21 February 2007 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Preparations for and observance of the tenth anniversary of the International Year of the Family: Resolution adopted by the General Assembly

16 January 2003 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Preparations for and observance of the tenth anniversary of the International Year of the Family: Resolution adopted by the General Assembly

18 January 2002 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution Adopted by the General Assembly [on the report of the Third Committee (A/54/595)] 54/124. Follow-up to the International Year of the Family

20 January 2000 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Follow-up to the International Year of the Family : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

30 January 1998 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Follow-up to the International Year of the Family : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

1 February 1996 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

International Year of the Family : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

14 December 1990 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Need to enhance international co-operation in the field of protection and assistance to the family : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

8 December 1988 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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