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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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The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

18 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel

12 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Division for Palestinian Rights of the Secretariat

10 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Advancement of women

9 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance : Report of the Third Committee

9 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Promotion and protection of human rights: human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms

8 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Letter dated 26 November 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

5 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Promotion and protection of the rights of children

5 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Human Rights Council

4 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Rights of indigenous peoples : Report of the Third Committee

4 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

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