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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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Children and armed conflict : report of the Secretary-General

15 May 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Assistance to the Palestinian people : report of the Secretary-General

8 May 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

International cooperation against the world drug problem : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

23 April 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

18 April 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

9 April 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

8 April 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Committee against Torture : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

8 April 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Oceans and the law of the sea : report of the Secretary-General

8 April 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Freedom of religion or belief : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

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