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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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Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

28 February 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Trafficking in women and girls : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

27 February 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

27 February 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

26 February 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Universal realization of the right of peoples to self-determination : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

26 February 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

26 February 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Follow-up to the 2nd World Assembly on Ageing : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

21 February 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Education for democracy : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

14 February 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Question of New Caledonia : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

14 February 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Towards a comprehensive and integral international legal instrument to promote and protect the rights and dignity of older persons : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

14 February 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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