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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 occupied Syrian Golan

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

Strengthening the role of mediation in the peaceful settlement of disputes, conflict prevention and resolution : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

13 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of the human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

12 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in Belarus

12 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967

11 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Extreme poverty and human rights

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

Human rights of migrants

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

Protection of and assistance to internally displaced persons

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

Missing persons : report of the Secretary-General

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

Moratorium on the use of the death penalty

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

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