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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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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

Strengthening and coordinating United Nations rule of law activities : report of the Secretary-General

29 July 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

25 July 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Political Declaration on the Peaceful Resolution of Conflicts in Africa : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

22 July 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Moratorium on the use of the death penalty : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

17 July 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report on the work of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea at its 14th meeting : letter dated 17 July 2013 from the Co-Chairs of the Consultative Process addressed to the President of the General Assembly

17 July 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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