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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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Women in development : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

3 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Effective promotion of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities : report of the Secretary-General

3 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Trafficking in persons, especially women and children : note / by the Secretary-General

3 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance : report of the Secretary-General

3 August 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda : note / by the Secretary-General

31 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Annual Reports

Sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography : note / by the Secretary-General

31 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Administration of justice at the United Nations : report of the Secretary-General

31 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Implementation of the recommendations contained in the report of the Secretary-General on the causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

30 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights defenders : note / by the Secretary-General

30 July 2015 | 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 : note / by the Secretary-General

30 July 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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