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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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Model strategies and practical measures on the elimination of violence against children in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

11 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

11 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Strengthening crime prevention and criminal justice responses to protect cultural property, especially with regard to its trafficking : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

11 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Rights of the child : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

7 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

7 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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, 68th session

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

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

4 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

4 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The girl child : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

4 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

4 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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