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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 Committee against Torture, Forty-seventh session (31 October - 25 November 2011) : Forty-eighth session (7 May - 1 June 2012)

12 November 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Global efforts for the total elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action : report of the Secretary-General

22 August 2012 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Seventy-eighth session (14 February - 11 March 2011), Seventy-ninth session (8 August - 2 September 2011)

2 September 2011 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Sessional Reports

Follow-up to the Regional Conference to Address the Problems of Refugees, Displaced Persons, Other Forms of Involuntary Displacement and Returnees in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Relevant Neighbouring States: Report of the Secretary-General

14 August 2003 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Conference Reports

Follow-up to the Regional Conference to Address the Problems of Refugees, Displaced Persons, Other Forms of Involuntary Displacement and Returnees in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Relevant Neighbouring States: Report of the Secretary-General

11 October 2000 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Conference Reports

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions. Follow-up to the Regional Conference to Address the Problems of Refugees, Displaced Persons, Other Forms of Involuntary Displacement and Returnees in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Relevant Neighbouring States

30 August 1999 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Conference Reports

Follow-up to the Regional Conference to Address the Problems of Refugees, Displaced Persons, Other Forms of Involuntary Displacement and Returnees in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Relevant Neighbouring States: Report of the Secretary-General

7 August 1997 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Conference Reports

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