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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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A new approach to cholera in Haiti

25 November 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources

21 November 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967

19 October 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

7 October 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

30 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

26 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in Belarus

21 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The occupied Syrian Golan

20 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Report on the use of the commitment authority and request for a subvention to the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone

15 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

6 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

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