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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

Protection of migrants : report of the Secretary-General

29 July 2009 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Protection of migrants : report of the Secretary-General

24 August 2007 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Addendum to the Report of the Secretary-General: Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Relating to the Protection of Victims of Armed Conflicts

5 October 2006 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Note on International Protection (submitted by the High Commissioner)

24 August 1965 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Notes on International Protection

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