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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

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

Report of the Executive Committee of the Programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

9 October 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners

26 September 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

International cooperation in criminal matters : note by the Secretariat

25 September 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

25 September 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Outcome document of the high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

25 September 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the International Criminal Court : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Information relevant to the implementation of article 3 of the Relationship Agreement between the United Nations and the International Criminal Court : report of the Secretary-General

10 September 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security : report of the Secretary-General

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya

5 September 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Mission Reports

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