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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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Globalization and its impact on the full enjoyment of all human rights : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

13 March 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Promoting efforts to eliminate violence against migrants, migrant workers and their families : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

12 March 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

12 March 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Strengthening the rule of law and the reform of criminal justice institutions, particularly in the areas related to the United Nations system-wide approach to fighting transnational organized crime and drug trafficking : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

12 March 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

12 March 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

12 March 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Follow-up to the 12th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and preparations for the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

12 March 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

7 March 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Inclusion of South Sudan in the list of least developed countries : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

7 March 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

7 March 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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