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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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Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-sixth session

17 November 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

The rule of law at the national and international levels

17 November 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa

11 November 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Jerusalem : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

10 November 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

24 October 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations

17 October 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

16 October 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls

14 October 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them

10 October 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders

10 October 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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