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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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Effective promotion of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities

6 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

Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 67th session

4 December 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Combating racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the comprehensive implementation of the follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action : note / by the Secretary-General

22 August 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

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 : report of the Secretary-General

22 August 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Seventy-eighth session (14 February - 11 March 2011), Seventy-ninth session (8 August - 2 September 2011)

2 September 2011 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

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