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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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Human rights and unilateral coercive measures : report of the Secretary-General

27 June 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy Review : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security

18 June 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

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

Implementation of the mandates of the United Nations crime prevention and criminal justice programme, with particular reference to the technical cooperation activities of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime : report of the Secretary-General

12 June 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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

United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders

10 June 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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

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