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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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United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

29 January 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Enhancement of international cooperation in the field of human rights : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

28 January 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

28 January 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

26 January 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

22 January 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Child, early and forced marriage : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

22 January 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Human Rights Council : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

22 January 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Letter dated 19 January 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General : The stages of formation and development of civic institutions in Uzbekistan

21 January 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

21 January 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The situation in Afghanistan : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

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