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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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Situation of human rights in Myanmar : note by the Secretary-General

6 October 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

6 October 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Taking action against gender-related killing of women and girls : note / by the Secretariat

29 September 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Mandela Rules) : note / by the Secretariat

29 September 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea : report of the Secretary-General 2015

25 September 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism : note / by the Secretary-General

18 September 2015 | 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

18 September 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia

11 September 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression : note / by the Secretary-General

8 September 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

The future of United Nations peace operations: implementation of the recommendations of the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations : report of the Secretary-General

2 September 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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