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

18 February 2014 | 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

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

Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse : report of the Secretary-General

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

Improving the coordination of efforts against trafficking in persons : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Global efforts for the total elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

The right to development : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Strengthening the United Nations crime prevention and criminal justice programme, in particular its technical cooperation capacity : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Combating glorification of Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

12 February 2014 | 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

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

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