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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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Situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967

11 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Extreme poverty and human rights

11 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Human rights of migrants

11 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Protection of and assistance to internally displaced persons

11 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Moratorium on the use of the death penalty

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

Right to food

7 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

The right to adequate housing

7 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto

7 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Annual report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children

6 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Annual Reports

Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

6 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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