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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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Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights at International Borders : Conference room paper

23 July 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Conference Reports

Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on preventing and eliminating child, early and forced marriage : note / by the Secretary-General

22 July 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa : report of the Secretary-General

16 July 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction

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

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

30 June 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Annual Reports

Human rights and unilateral coercive measures : report of the Secretary-General

27 June 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy Review : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

24 June 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security

18 June 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2161 (2014) [on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts by Al-Qaida]

17 June 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Implementation of the mandates of the United Nations crime prevention and criminal justice programme, with particular reference to the technical cooperation activities of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime : report of the Secretary-General

12 June 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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