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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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The safety of journalists and the issue impunity : report of the Secretary-General

6 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Rights of indigenous peoples, including their economic, social and cultural rights in the post-2015 development framework

6 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Supporting efforts to end obstetric fistula

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

Elimination of all forms of religious intolerance

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

Sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

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

Human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

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

Report of the 60th meeting of the Standing Committee (1-3 July 2014)

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

Intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women

1 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission : report of the Secretary-General

31 July 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary -General for Children and Armed Conflict

31 July 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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