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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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Eradication of poverty and other development issues

29 November 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

14 November 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts

11 November 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Human rights in the administration of justice

27 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Promotion of a culture of peace and interreligious and intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation for peace

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

Violence against women, its causes and consequences

23 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

14 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism

13 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

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

Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

2 September 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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