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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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Political Declaration on the Peaceful Resolution of Conflicts in Africa : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

22 July 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Moratorium on the use of the death penalty : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

17 July 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report on the work of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea at its 14th meeting : letter dated 17 July 2013 from the Co-Chairs of the Consultative Process addressed to the President of the General Assembly

17 July 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Protection of and assistance to internally displaced persons: situation of internally displaced persons in the Syrian Arab Republic

15 July 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The work of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women : report of the Secretary-General

28 June 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Cooperation between the United Nations and the Caribbean Community : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

18 June 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

13 June 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The situation in the Syrian Arab Republic : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

4 June 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Children and armed conflict : report of the Secretary-General

15 May 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Assistance to the Palestinian people : report of the Secretary-General

8 May 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

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