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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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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

Status of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples

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

Trafficking in persons, especially women and children

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

Effective promotion of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities

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

The safety of journalists and the issue impunity : report of the Secretary-General

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

Rights of indigenous peoples, including their economic, social and cultural rights in the post-2015 development framework

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

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