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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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Report of the International Criminal Court : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Report of the United Nations Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic on the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Ghouta area of Damascus on 21 August 2013 : note / by the Secretary-General

13 September 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Fact Finding Reports

The situation in the Middle East : report of the Secretary-General

9 September 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security : Report of the Secretary-General

6 September 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country 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

3 September 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

16 August 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association : note / by the Secretary-General

7 August 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants : Note by the Secretary-General

5 August 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Human security : Note by the Secretariat

1 August 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Sanitation for All : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

1 August 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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