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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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Security Council resolution 2161 (2014) [on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts by Al-Qaida]

17 June 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Status of internally displaced persons and refugees from Abkhazia, Georgia, and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, Georgia : resolution adopted by the General Assembly

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

High-level meeting of the General Assembly on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child : resolution adopted by the General Assembly

28 May 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Interaction between the United Nations, national parliaments and the Inter-Parliamentary Union : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

22 May 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

United Nations General Assembly Resolutions of particular relevance to statelessness and nationality

16 May 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Assistance to the Palestinian people : Report of the Secretary-General

16 May 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Children and armed conflict : report of the Secretary-General

15 May 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Annual Reports

Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations : Report of the Secretary-General

29 April 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Strengthening and enhancing the effective functioning of the human rights treaty body system : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

21 April 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Activities of the United Nations system in implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

14 April 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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