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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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Normalization of the situation concerning South Africa : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

17 January 1996 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Democratic and non-racial elections in South Africa : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

21 January 1994 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Elimination of apartheid and establishment of a united, democratic and non-racial South Africa

20 December 1993 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Lifting of sanctions against South Africa : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

8 October 1993 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Policies of apartheid of the Government of South Africa : International efforts towards the total eradication of apartheid and support for the establishment of a united, non-racial and democratic South Africa

13 December 1991 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Policies of apartheid of the Government of South Africa : International efforts to eradicate apartheid

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

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

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

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

15 December 1989 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

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