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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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Oceans and the law of the sea : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

27 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The role of diamonds in fuelling conflict: breaking the link between the illicit transaction of rough diamonds and armed conflict as a contribution to prevention and settlement of conflicts : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

25 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in Myanmar : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Human Rights Committee : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

The safety of journalists and the issue of impunity : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

21 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human rights and unilateral coercive measures : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

21 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Strengthening the role of the United Nations in enhancing periodic and genuine elections and the promotion of democratization : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

21 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Enhancement of international cooperation in the field of human rights : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

21 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation for peace : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

20 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human rights and cultural diversity : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

19 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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