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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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Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations : report of the Secretary-General

9 March 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Note verbale dated 17 February 2015 from the Permanent Mission of Egypt to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

26 February 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country News

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

24 February 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human rights in the administration of justice : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

18 February 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

17 February 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

13 February 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Missing persons : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

11 February 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The safety of journalists and the issue of impunity : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

11 February 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Migrant children and adolescents : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

11 February 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human rights and extreme poverty : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

6 February 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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