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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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Promotion and protection of human rights: human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms

8 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Identical letters dated 8 December 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Georgia to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council

8 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Identical letters dated 8 December 2014 from the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council

8 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

International drug control : report of the 3rd Committee

8 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Letter dated 26 November 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

5 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Promotion and protection of the rights of children

5 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea : note / by the Secretary-General

5 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 69th session

5 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Report of the Human Rights Council

4 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Rights of indigenous peoples : Report of the Third Committee

4 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

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