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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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Rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association : note / by the Secretary-General

4 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda : note / by the Secretary-General

31 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Annual Reports

Implementation of the recommendations contained in the report of the Secretary-General on the causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

30 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Note verbale dated 28 July 2015 from the Permanent Mission of Egypt to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

29 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Violence against women, its causes and consequences

29 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission : Report of the Secretary-General

28 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Question of Western Sahara

27 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

13 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

A vital and enduring commitment: implementing the responsibility to protect : Report of the Secretary-General

13 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Note on international protection

9 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Notes on International Protection

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