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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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Torture and inhuman treatment of children in detention in South Africa and Namibia : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Policies of apartheid of the Government of South Africa : International solidarity with the liberation struggle in South Africa

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

Question of Namibia : A Situation in Namibia resulting from the illegal occupation of the Territory by South Africa

17 November 1988 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Policies of apartheid of the Government of South Africa : International solidarity with the liberation struggle in South Africa

20 November 1987 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Measures of assistance provided to South African and Namibian refugee women and children : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.

4 December 1986 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Adverse consequences for the enjoyment of human rights of political, military, economic and other forms of assistance given to the racist and colonialist regime of South Africa.

15 November 1984 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation in South Africa : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

28 September 1984 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Policies of apartheid of the Government of South Africa

5 December 1983 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Policies of apartheid of the Government of South Africa

17 December 1981 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Policies of apartheid of the Government of South Africa

16 December 1980 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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